The Luke Stalker Global Fellowship was established to help young men and women develop their interest and aptitude in bridging different cultures to promote global good.
Luke Stalker was born in Greenwich, CT, and he moved to Jackson, WY with his family at the beginning of his freshman year in high school. Luke was a college student of international affairs and a devoted internationalist when he passed away in 2013.
The fellowship was established in his memory to celebrate and perpetuate his active, experiential approach to living, learning and communicating. The fellowship supports Luke’s belief that this approach can make for a better, more peaceful world.
You are eligible to apply for the Luke Stalker Global Fellowship if you are between the ages of 17-26 years old (must be 18 at the time of travel), currently studying at an accredited U.S. college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level, or will be a participant in an established and structured program that travels abroad. All majors and fields of inquiry are eligible. This fellowship can be used to participate in an existing program at your university, or through a project or program with an international organization. If you are proposing a project that works outside of an existing program from your university, then you must present a letter from the sponsoring organization you will be working with abroad. This fellowship can be combined with funds from other sources. Consistent with Community Foundation of Jackson Hole policy, this fellowship is not intended to support religious or political activities.
Fellows may be awarded as much as $6,000.
- Application & Info – to collect basic information
- Personal Statement – This statement provides you with an opportunity to introduce yourself to the screening committee members on a personal level. The style is up to you, but the content should convey your background and your motivation for applying to the Luke Stalker Global Fellowship, how this background relates to the proposed project and your future goals, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
- Proposal Outline – In order to evaluate your proposal effectively, the Committee needs to know what you will do, how you will do it, the timeline for completion of the project, how much it will cost and how you hope to positively impact your host community.
- Budget Form
- Letter Of Recommendation – Your application must include at least 3 completed Letter of Recommendation forms in the format provided.
- November 15th – application is available online
- January 3rd – application period ends. All components of the application, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole via mail or email by 5pm.
- January to Mid-February – committee reviews applications, and selects and interviews finalists
- Early March – fellow is notified