GDUNA Offers $1,000 Scholarships to Detroit Students

The Greater Detroit Chapter of the United Nations Association (GDUNA) is sponsoring a  contest that cultivates the aspirations of Detroit’s urban youth through education. The Robert Edward Lang Scholarship Contest was developed to encourage students to have better global awareness and create solutions for important issues that are being faced by people in the world today.

Named after GDUNA’s Founder, Mr. Robert Edward Lang, the scholarship embodies his passionate advocacy for the United Nations. The contest awards $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in Metropolitan Detroit area pursuing a degree related to international studies at an accredited college or university. Scholarship applicants simply need to register on http://www.unadetroit.org/scholarship to be part of the contest. Each applicant must pick one United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and be able to describe or demonstrate how to achieve it through any of the following means:

A titled, five-page essay, typed, using double spacing

A titled, three to five-minute video on DVD

A titled, three to a five-minute song performed on DVD with lyrics included

A titled, work of visual art with presentation and interpretation on DVD

The list of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals can be accessed in this link https://www.globalgoals.org. More than promoting awareness, the contest fosters creative thinking in developing solutions for building a better future for everyone.

The scholarship contest is now accepting applications and will run until January 31, 2019.  For more information, click here or email info@unadetroit.org.