GML Scholarship Program


God called. Mission driven.

Consistent with the story of Joseph from the Old Testament, we believe that God has situated leaders within each country with innovative problem-solving capacity and expertise for community transformation. 

The Global Mission Leadership (GML) Scholarship Program nurtures this leadership and innovation in global Christian leaders by enabling them to earn a master's degree in social work (MSW) that prepares them to return to their home countries with an increased capacity for transformational service while providing global perspectives to GSSW students and faculty. 

Every other year, the program selects several GML scholarship recipients to earn their MSW degree with two semesters of residency and internship placement in Waco and two semesters of online classes and internship placement in their home country. Through the Global Mission Leadership Program, students share their knowledge and expertise, grow academically, strengthen leadership and practice skills and diversify networks. 

GML scholarship recipients are servant leaders, strategic thinkers, with strong character and a heart for advocacy. They are passionate, innovative, spirited and determined. The GML scholarship program has grown since its beginning in 2009, and it continues to grow and be shaped by the wisdom and experience of each GML student. The GML Scholarship Program now has 18 graduates from Southeast Asia and Africa currently contributing to transformational work in their communities. 

The next GML cohort will begin in August of 2021. Applications will open in September 2020. All application materials for both the MSW and GML programs are highly encouraged to be completed by February 1, 2021. 

***Due to course times of synchronous online courses during the MSW specialization year, the rigor of the MSW/GML program necessitates the importance of synchronous courses taking place during conventional hours. Students are eligible to apply to the Fall 2021 GML Scholarship Student Program if they currently reside in one of the following time zones:

UTC -4  UTC -5  UTC -6  UTC -7  UTC -8  UTC -9  UTC -10/+14  UTC -11/+13  UTC -12/+12 

Watch the Global Mission Leadership video below.

Global Mission Students are...
• Transformed by the love of Christ
• Passionate to serve people in their nation
• Invested in a specific area of social injustice
• Committed to making a significant social impact in an international community

Are you someone who...
• Longs to see holistic transformation in communities and wonders how to do so?
     Apply for the GML Scholarship Program.
• Knows a servant-hearted leader in your community who exemplifies the vision of GML?
     Refer a prospective GML student.
• Aspires to impact the world by investing in a global student?
     Invest in the GML Initiative