The Council’s education programs engage students across Connecticut, from public schools to private schools, home-schools to parochial schools. If you have an interest in current events, global engagement, or making the world a better place, we have an opportunity for you. Here you will find access to any resources you may need for Model United Nations, student awards, scholarship opportunities, and more!


The World Affairs Council of Connecticut awards the Peter G. Kelly Scholarship to a graduating senior in a public high school in Hartford, Connecticut, who has shown a commitment to global engagement. Last year, we honored two Hartford students with the scholarship: Daibhidh Stewart, Classical Magnet School, and Moussa Sebadduka, Capital Community College Magnet.

Interested in applying? Fill out the application below:

Through partnership with the World Affairs Council, the University of Hartford will offer a scholarship to two participants in the CTWAC Model United Nations program.

To apply for this scholarship, interested students must complete an application for admission to the University, as well as submit a Scholarship Application and Participation Confirmation from advisor. Please submit Scholarship Application and Participation Confirmation together.

More information TBA.

The World Affairs Council offers scholarships for high school students who demonstrate need for financial assistance to participate in the Model UN. Scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s short essay, his or her availability to participate in the required events, and one letter of recommendation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Education Director Nicole Struth at

The Council awards a student or group of students with the Global Engagement Award at our annual Luminary Award Gala.

The Global Engagement Award reaffirms the CTWAC’s commitment to global education by recognizing extraordinary high school students who address global issues by taking their classroom knowledge into the world. Recipients are nominated by a teacher or other educator.

Check out previous winners and honorees on our blog:

Students are nominated by their teachers.

Our newest award recognizes students who are preparing themselves to enter the global workforce and expanding their world view. The Global Student Leadership Award honors Connecticut high school seniors who have:

  • Excelled in a global education-focused curriculum
  • Engaged in extracurricular activities with an international education theme
  • Developed skills conducive to a global affairs career, such as negotiation, cultural awareness, and the ability to engage in a diverse environment

Recipients are nominated by a teacher or other educator. Find the nomination form here.

The Connecticut Certificate of Global Engagement (CTCGE) is recognized by the State Board of Education and implemented at the district level. The CTCGE was established to recognize public high school graduates who have successfully completed a global education curriculum and engaged in co-curricular activities and experiences that fostered the development of global competencies and global citizenship

Students: If you are interested, ask your teacher or counselors office to see if your school offers the certificate.


Interested in learning about global affairs, debating some of the world’s most pressing issues, and negotiating resolutions to seemingly unsolvable problems? Every year, over 1,000 high school students across CT come together to do just that through our Model United Nations (MUN) program.

If you’re interested in finding out more information about the program, visit our Model United Nations page here.