he Obama Foundation Scholars Program is a new program from the Obama Foundation and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy for rising leaders from around the world who are focused on an issue of global importance, have a track record and commitment to advancing the public good, and want to accelerate their impact. The Obama Foundation Scholars Program seeks to support dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from around the world in an innovative one-year academic experience.
Field of Study: Master of Arts in International Development and Policy
Eligibility: Rising leaders from around the world who meet the below criteria are encouraged to apply:
* Significant work experience and professional accomplishments with a clear trajectory of increasing impact.
* Demonstrated record of community service or working for the public good, either through a full-time professional role or significant engagement outside of primary employment.
* Possess a clear focus on a globally applicable challenge.
* A clear commitment to return to and reinvest your new skills in your community after the program concludes.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of the Program:
* fully-funded scholarship to study a Master of Arts degree
* Any travel costs for these experiences will also be fully covered.
* Leadership development convenings; program experiences in New York and Washington, DC; speaker series with innovators across a variety of sectors; individual and group service projects; mentorship through the Obama Foundation network; potential internship placements; and action plan development for post-program activities.
Duration of Program: 1 year
How to Apply: Visit links below.