The Curtis Scholarship, conceived and funded by Global Citizen Ambassador and Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis through , is an annual award that seeks to create, support, and equip a network of youth advocates and community leaders committed to local and global action.
Specifically, the scholarship is designed to empower people of color and underrepresented minorities through mentorship and travel, including a year-long mentorship program and a week-long experiential learning trip involving cultural sites and development programs focused on poverty alleviation and Global Citizen's issue areas. By the end of 2017, about six Curtis Scholars will have completed program.
"It's an honor to be able to pave the way for the next generation of young activists, leaders and global citizens who are committed to making the world a better place."
- Kelly Curtis, Pearl Jam Manager