Jan L.Tucker Scholarship

Award for 2023-2024

Professor Jan L. Tucker was among the first global educators in the United States to bring public awareness to the importance of integrating a global awareness into curriculum and instruction in public schools and universities on the national and international levels in order to prepare the youth of nations for a rapidly changing increasingly interdependent world. On the local level, Dr. Tucker was instrumental in implementing global education programs in Miami’s public schools and in the social studies teacher education program at Florida International University. In memory of her late husband, Dr. Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker and friends have created a permanent endowment to provide annual scholarships to students in education who will teach from a global perspective in their profession.

Minimum eligibility requirements:

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Education and Human Development majoring in Curriculum and Instruction in the Social Studies with an emphasis on Global Awareness, or majoring in International/Intercultural Education; posess a GPA of 3.0 or above; must submit an essay on why global education is a necessity in education in the 21st century and one (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor/other professional who can attest to your academic potential, leadership qualities and/or community service. The scholarship is based on both merit and need.

Recipients MUST be enrolled for the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 semester.

College of Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why is global education a necessity in education in the 21st century?
  2. Please provide a letter of recommendation.
  3. Are you currently a doctoral student?