About the Scholarship and United Planet
United Planet is pleased to provide three special global opportunities in 2016-2017:
- One merit-based scholarship for an inducted student member of each chapter within every ACHS member society per calendar year in the amount of $500 (for any United Planet international program in one of over 35 countries)
- Five merit-based scholarships for alumni in every ACHS society per calendar year in the amount of $500 (for any United Planet international program in one of over 35 countries)
- Preferred program fees and support for chapter, society-wide, and alumni groups
United Planet realizes that global social responsibility comes with global leadership and seeks to empower the best and brightest students with the global skills and perspectives to act as leaders beyond borders of all kinds.
United Planet is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers which fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared global challenges through immersive international service, internships, and cross-cultural collaboration. The underlying principle of our programs is the concept of Relational Diplomacy — recognizing that the relationships between people of diverse backgrounds are the basic building blocks for uniting the world.
United Planet has been featured throughout international media, and CNN selected us as one of only ten nonprofits in the world for their “Be the Change” initiative. We have developed strong relationships with universities around the country. A few of our long-standing partners include: University of Notre Dame, Louisiana State University, and University of Idaho. These partnerships take on various forms depending on the needs and interests of the schools.