The Desmond Tutu Program in Global Understanding was established in 2009 to honor the Nobel Laureate Archbishop Tutu’s lifelong contributions to global awareness and intercultural understanding. Archbishop Tutu last sailed on Semester at Sea in Fall 2010. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to end apartheid, served as Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, and received the International Gandhi Peace Prize. He is a member of the ISE/SAS Board of Trustees. A portion of the program supports student scholarships.
Each Fall semester, one $10,000 scholarship is awarded to an Alumni/Endowed Scholarship applicant.