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Davis United World College Scholars


Ten Guiding Beliefs

  1. By bringing together promising students from diverse cultures and supporting their undergraduate educations at selected American colleges and universities, it is possible to create greater international understanding among the world’s future decision makers.

  2. It is possible to build cross-cultural understanding across U.S. campuses and ultimately throughout the world in this century.

  3. Greater opportunities for global engagement are essential for international understanding.

  4. Promising future leaders from all cultures should be given greater educational opportunities at American colleges and universities.

  5. American institutions of higher education could become better communities for learning if their student bodies became more internationally diverse and reflective of the real world around them.

  6. Fostering personal relationships between students who are different from one another will build an effective network of future leaders committed to mutual respect.

  7. Further internationalization of the undergraduate experience in the United States will contribute to our country strengthening its capacity to lead in the 21st century.

  8. Each individual scholar has the potential to further develop his or her own capacity to make the world a better place.

  9. Private philanthropy can be transformative.

  10. Philanthropic leadership can be used to leverage additional support for transformative impact.