The World Affairs Council of Charlotte is pleased to announce the Council Scholar Award Program for the 2017-2018 school year. This signature WACC international education initiative offers a unique opportunity for selected educators to travel out of the country and bring their experiences abroad home to their school community in North Carolina.

The 2017-2018 Council Scholar Award Program is generously supported by the following education partners: 


We are looking for internationally-minded educators and administrators who are currently working to provide a global perspective in their classrooms, have a desire to immerse themselves in an international topic or region and be enthusiastic about sharing their experience with their students and colleagues. The applicant must be a K-12 grade teacher or staff member with significant student contact in a Mecklenburg, Iredell, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Gaston or Union County school (public or independent schools).

Applications must be received by 4 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 2017. They may be emailed (PDF or Word file), mailed or hand delivered to our office.

2017-2018 Council Scholar FAQ

The Council Scholar Program not only gives the recipient visibility and recognition but also provides rewarding educational experiences. The 2017-2018 Council Scholars will receive the following:
  • A grant of up to $2500 for study abroad or international conference attendance (and other eligible professional development opportunities abroad)
  • Recognition at the 2018 World Citizen Award Dinner
  • Invitations to special Council programs and dinner receptions
  • Lifetime Council membership
The program designed to honor exemplary educators in addition to enhancing the scholar’s international educational experiences in order to further impact their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Past Council Scholars: 

Email Address:

WACC Mailing Address:

World Affairs Council of Charlotte
UNC Charlotte, CHHS 227
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223


2017-2018 Council Scholar Application

Should you have any questions, please email Charlotte Klopp, VP Programs & Education or call 704-687-7762.