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How to Apply

The application for the 2024 cohort of Dornsife Global Development Scholars will open on October 1, 2023.

Check back here after October 1 for a link to the application.

Ready to apply? Here’s how in 4 simple steps.

Step 1: Review program information 

Review all background information about the Dornsife Global Development Scholars (DGDS) program on this website. Be sure to review the diversity of work and field experiences that past Dornsife Global Development Scholars have had (from 2014-present).

Step 2: Download and complete your application

Complete the Dornsife Global Development Scholars application (pdf) by providing a response to all fields. On the application, be sure to select your preferential cross-cutting areas in WASH (check all that apply). Save the file type as a PDF with the following title: “FirstnameLastname_DGDSapp” (e.g. IdrisRobinson_DGDSapp.pdf).

Step 3: Prepare supplemental application materials

Compile your statement of purpose, unofficial transcripts, and resume:

  • Statement of Purpose: A 750-word statement of interest that describes (1) specific ways working with World Vision WASH Learning Centers relate to your future aspirations in global health, (2) unique contributions you can make to World Vision efforts to meet their strategic goals and UN SDGs by 2030 given your current skills and experiences, and (3) prior experiences working in diverse communities. Save the file type as a PDF with the following title: “FirstnameLastname_SOP” (e.g. IdrisRobinson _SOP.pdf).
  • Unofficial Transcripts: Unofficial Drexel from current or most recent institution, or Fall 2023 term grades. Save the file type as a PDF with the following title: “FirstnameLastname_Trans” (e.g. IdrisRobinson _Trans.pdf).
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV):CVs should be a maximum of 2 pages and highlight experiences relevant to the program. Save the file type as a PDF with the following title: “FirstnameLastname_CV” (e.g. IdrisRobinson _CV.pdf).

Step 4: Submit your application

It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission contains a complete application and all the necessary components. Completed applications can be submitted by email, fax, mail, or dropped off to Idris Robinson using the following:

  • Email:
  • Mail/Drop off: 3215 Market Street, Nesbitt Hall Office 717, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Note: This is a very competitive program. Completing the Dornsife Global Development Scholars application process does not guarantee placement. Additionally, in order to meet university requirements for co-op credit, an international experience, practicum, thesis or other academic requirements (if applicable), students must also abide by the application and registration requirements of Steinbright Career Development Center (for co-op), the Office of Global Engagement international experiences process, and obtain approval from your advisor/department, college/school (if seeking credit in partial fulfillment of other academic requirements, such as practicum, thesis/dissertation research, etc.).

Please contact Idris Robinson at with questions.