The purpose of the Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award is to provide an annual tribute to a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities student who most exemplifies the thoughts, words and actions demanded by a 21st century world citizen.
Ideally, students selected will share some or all of the following beliefs/commitments:
- All people are of a common species who share a common adventure in a common home
- The world shares common problems (pollution, terrorism, challenges) but views them through differing cultural and religious value perspectives
- All citizens of planet Earth mutually share an interconnected, fragile biosphere
- All people-All cultures, all creeds, all colors, and all countries- have been “depositors and with drawers at the world bank of knowledge”
- Our world is increasingly, inexorably and undeniably interdependent
- No one nation, people, religion, or creed can unilaterally deal with contemporary challenges of pollution, population, poverty, pandemics and peace
Students must have graduated from high school prior to attending MCTC, be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Faculty and staff are invited to nominate a student for this award each year and 20 students from the state-wide system will receive $500 awards.
What do I need to do?
If you are nominated by a faculty or staff member, they will write a letter of recommendation for you. You will need to complete an essay to demonstrate how you meet the award criteria, and include your name, student ID, award you are seeking, mailing address and phone number. Submit these materials to Amy McCarthy in the MCTC Foundation office on the 3rd floor of the MEC building by Monday, Oct. 5. If you have questions, please contact Amy McCarthy at 612-659-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.