2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program for Emerging Leaders to Study at University...

2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program for Emerging Leaders to Study at University of Columbia – USA

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program seeks to support dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from around the world in an innovative one-year academic experience.

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program will give rising leaders around the world who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through an immersive curriculum that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning. 

Application Deadline: 5th February 2021 at 5 pm ET. 

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): Columbia University, USA

Type: Masters, Training

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City
  • A furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University
  • All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University
  • Basic medical, dental, and life insurance for the duration of the program
  • Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities
  • Leadership development programming led by the Obama Foundation that will help scholars gain the real-world skills, tools and experiences to expand the impact of their work when they return home
Also Apply:  2021 Global Futures Scholarships at University of Manchester - UK

Duration of Program: 1 year

Eligibility: Applicants must;

  • Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
  • Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “tipping point” in their careers
  • Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
  • Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamwork
Also Apply:  International Recognition Scholarships at Ball State University - USA, 2021

How to Apply: APPLY HERE

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  1. I have love the university and i would like to get chance to study there so please give me that chance and i will work super hard .

  2. I’m applying for free scholarship that will permit me to go and foward my study abroad.
    If I am selected I would be too glade because it will make me to overcome my dream.
    I am a holder of diplomat in Sociology Science.

    • Hello Fama,

      Kindly click on the official link provided to apply. If you have any difficulty applying, do contact the school. Thanks.