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March 15, 2011
Alcoa Foundation Joins with Institute for Civic Leadership to Establish Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program
Program Open to Students Ages 15-18; Applications to Attend ICL
Summer Academy Accepted Now through April 22, 2011
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa Foundation is joining with Institute for Civic Leadership
(ICL) to establish the Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program.
Through the program, 50 students, ages 15 to 18, from around the world,
can apply for full scholarships up to US$5,000 to attend ICL’s 2011
Summer Academy, a comprehensive, two-week hands-on summer leadership
program for students who have passion for leadership and service.
Interested students can apply online via www.alcoa.com/serviceleaders.
Applications must be received by April 22, 2011, and award winners will
be notified May 2, 2011.
“At Alcoa, we work hard to create an inclusive culture that embraces
diversity, inspires initiative, drives innovation and rewards
excellence,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and CEO. “The Alcoa
Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program was created to recognize
those students who embody these attributes and demonstrate exceptional
academic achievement and service leadership in their communities.”
“We thank Alcoa for their vision and support of the next generation of
global leaders through sustainable leadership training,” said Kirk
Spahn, Board President and Co-Founder of the Institute for Civic
Leadership, “and for their generosity in providing 50 deserving students
with the skills and tools necessary to becoming sustainable leaders in
Alcoa Foundation scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of
a student’s merit and need and will cover full program costs, including
tuition, roundtrip international travel and passport and visa fees, if
necessary. Applications will be evaluated by an elite panel of
international judges from industry, government, sports and academics,
including tennis great Monica Seles, former National Football League
linebacker Brandon Short, former United Kingdom Ambassador to the United
Nations Jeremy Greenstock, diplomat Mitra Vasisht of the Indian Foreign
Service, and Jordan’s Prince Rashid el Hassan.
The scholarship winners will have a unique opportunity to study and
learn together at Dwight International School, Vancouver Island, Canada.
In a “classroom without walls,” students learn about sustainable
leadership and the key skills to enable them to lead now and in the
future. During workshops, team-building exercises, games and excursions,
highly trained educators will push students to reach their highest
“After two weeks, students become part of a network of service leaders
from around the world and have a different understanding of themselves
and their ability to make service count,” said Mr. Spahn. “Participation
in the ICL Academy helps students answer the most critical questions
asked by both colleges and future employers: How are you a leader?
How can you make a difference?”
For more information about Alcoa’s Global Service Leaders Scholarship
Program and to complete a scholarship application, visit www.alcoa.com/serviceleaders.
For questions about the application and the Summer Academy, email ICL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the
U.S., with assets of approximately US $420 million. In addition to
addressing local needs in communities where Alcoa operates, Alcoa
Foundation is focused on promoting environmental stewardship, enabling
economic and social sustainability, and preparing tomorrow's leaders
through education and learning. Alcoa Foundation was founded more than
50 years ago and has invested more than US $515 million since 1952.
Alcoa employees share their energy, passion and purpose to make a
difference in our communities through the Alcoa Volunteers Program,
which last year recorded 650,000 hours of service to 9,000 charitable
organizations. Their time was matched with US $4 million in Alcoa
volunteer grants. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com/foundation.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world’s leading producer of primary and
fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and
refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum
industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the
aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
About the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL)
ICL inspires and connects a global network of service leaders who are
“Making Service Count” in order to build a better world. ICL’s mission
is to ensure that students and faculty around the world, who have become
service leaders in their schools and communities, are recognized for
their leadership in civic engagement, given training to enhance their
leadership skills and provided with the resources to promote and sustain
their endeavors. At ICL, we teach our students leadership skills that
include critical thinking, teamwork, communication, reflection and
self-awareness. With these skills, we empower our participants to use
their passion for service to build a better world. For more information,