Virginia Arts Festival Model NATO Challenge
- Scholarship Description
The Model NATO Challenge is a scholarship competition in which the top 30 applicants along with alternates are chosen to participate in a mock global crisis simulation, confronting issues facing today’s NATO Alliance. Student Diplomats are chosen to represent each of the NATO Member Nations. Student Diplomats must work together to address a crisis scenario such as piracy, immigration, or another issue that faces the NATO Alliance today. Student Diplomats are assigned mentors, military officers from each of the member countries, who assist in preparing the students for the challenge while teaching them about their culture, national military resources and political backgrounds.
Student Diplomats will be judged on their leadership and diplomacy skills, and the top Three Finalists are awarded Scholarships! Pursuant to CDC Guidelines for COVID-19, we are currently planning to proceed with this scholarship program in person and will be taking all necessary safety precautions. If we are unable to safely gather physically for the program's scheduled dates, we will still proceed in a virtual format. For further application information, please visit the scholarship provider's website.