Global Mission Leadership Initiative
Consistent with the story of Joseph from the Old Testament, God has situated leaders within each country with innovative problem-solving capacity and expertise for community transformation. The GML Scholarship Program nurtures the leadership and innovation already abundantly present in these global leaders by providing the opportunity to earn a master's degree in social work (MSW). This degree prepares them to return to their home countries for innovative social work practice, education, and research.
Every other year, the program selects several GML scholars to earn their MSW degree through two semesters of residency and internship placement in Waco and two semesters of online classes and internship placement in their home country. In addition, GML scholars share their knowledge and expertise, grow academically, strengthen leadership and practice skills, and diversify networks.
GML Scholars are passionate, innovative, spirited, and determined individuals with strong character and a heart for advocacy. They exhibit…
- Passion to serve people in their nation
- Investment in a specific area of social injustice
- Embodied servant leadership as exhibited by Christ
- Commitment to making a significant social impact in their home community
The GML Scholarship Program continues to grow since its beginning in 2009 and its initial funding by the Henry Luce Foundation and is ever shaped by the wisdom and experience of each GML Scholar. The GML Scholarship Program has 24 global graduates contributing to transformational work in their communities.
Interested in keeping up to date with the GML Scholarship Program? We release a bi-annual newsletter that highlights current students, alumni, and other global activities. Please sign up here to join our mailing list!
The next GML cohort will begin in August of 2023. The GML deadline for both the MSW and GML applications is February 1, 2023.
Jennifer S. Dickey, PhD, LMSW
Annelise Kahler, MSW
Deborah De Laurell
Contact us at GlobalMissionLeader@baylor.edu or +01 254 710 6493.