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Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2018/2019 for Emerging International Leaders at the University of Chicago

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program will give rising young leaders around the world who are already making
a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through a newly designed curriculum that brings together academic, skillsbased, and hands­on learning. The Scholars Program empowers individuals with a proven commitment to service with the tools they need to make their efforts more effective, to identify innovative solutions to complex global problems, and promote change through values­based leadership.
The program will build lasting relationships among emerging leaders who are committed to working together to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, creating a global network that reaches across issues and borders. After completing the program, Obama Foundation Scholars will return to their communities and continue the important work

OBAMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM BENEFITS.

  • Obama Foundation Scholars at the University of Chicago will earn a Master of Arts degree focused on International Development and Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
  • In addition to classroom studies, the Obama Foundation will offer a robust program of leadership development and service activities throughout the academic year to help Scholars gain the real-world skills, tools, and experiences to expand the impact of their work when they return home.
  • These may include 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.
  • Some of these Foundation activities will include experiences throughout Chicago and the South Side. By engaging with the local community, students will have the opportunity to complement what they learn in

Scholarship Award: The Foundation will cover transportation and accommodation for the in-person
convening. While they can provide support in procuring visas, Fellows will be responsible for covering any
visa costs.
Eligibility: Applicants must be 16 or older. Foundation is looking for participants who are at a “tipping
point” stage in their careers, rather than those who fit a particular age requirement.

Application form will be available until July 14, 2018. All prospective and interested applicants are advised to
complete their application before the said date. Please visit the official website of Obama Scholarship
Foundation through the links.

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