What the world needs now

College-educated, Jesus-following leaders | THIS IS DGL

What the world needs now

College-educated, Jesus-following leaders | THIS IS DGL

A full-ride university scholarship changeseverything

Through sponsorship, Developing Global Leaders (DGL) offers Young Life leaders in the world's poorest developing countries a pathway to a future they never thought possible – the opportunity to go to college in their own country and impact their community​ with the Gospel.

$250 per month is all it takes

Since 2009, Young Life's Developing Global Leaders program has awarded more than 1000 full ride college scholarships​ to high potential young adults in over 64 countries.

A high impact investment​ that changes lives

With the modest cost of university tuition in the developing world, DGL delivers high impact for every dollar invested.


$250/month = Full 4-Year Sponsorship for a Developing Global Leader

Partial sponsorships start at any level. Sometimes families, churches, Young Life areas, or groups of individuals join together to fully fund a student.


A Developing Global Leader scholarship​ creates a way for these dynamic, talented young people to stay actively engaged in local ministry while also attending college. For many, this is a life-changing opportunity that helps end the cycle of poverty in their family.


• Tuition at a 4-year college or university in their own country (so they can continue volunteering locally)

• Books and other school-related expenses

• Ongoing Young Life leadership training

• One-on-one mentorship

• Small living stipend to cover transportation and other costs

Join our community of generous​ supporters

It takes the generosity of many individuals and organizations to fully fund scholarships for students around the world. Their collective gifts provide necessary capital to award scholarships year after year. Sponsors include:

Individuals and Families
Churches and small groups
Private Foundations
Corporate Sponsors
Prayer Partners

Sponsors are encouraged to connect and engage with their sponsored student through student blogs and social platforms championing them on their journey through prayer and encouragement. ​ ​

How you​ can get involved

Sponsor story

"I don't know whose life is impacted more, the students' or my own."


Our newest students are still awaiting​ sponsors ​

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