Obama Foundation 2024 Scholars Program at Columbia University
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program for 2024-2025 is currently accepting applications. This fully funded opportunity allows individuals from around the world to pursue their studies in the USA. Developed by the University of Columbia in collaboration with Columbia World Projects, the program seeks dynamic and ambitious individuals willing to tackle the academic challenges at Columbia University and, in turn, make meaningful contributions to the progress of their communities.
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program assembles emerging leaders globally, individuals who’ve shown a dedication to tackling issues within their communities, countries, and regions. Across an academic year, participants in the program get the chance to enhance their expertise, develop skills, and establish new connections. These experiences aim to empower them to make a more accelerated and impactful contribution to their home countries.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Obama Foundation
Scholarships to be taken at: University of Columbia, New York City.
Scholarship Type: Full funding.
Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits (below)
Slots: Several Scholarships available.
Scholarship Level: All Courses.
Nationality: Students worldwide.
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Obama Foundation Scholars Program:
- 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
- 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
- Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
Benefit for the Obama Foundation Scholars Program:
- 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 in New York City
- Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities
Application Procedures for the Obama Foundation Scholars Program (How to Apply):
To be part of the Obama Foundation Scholars Program for 2024-2025, candidates should follow these steps: fill out the online application form and provide the following documents:
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae: This document should present a chronological record of your academic and employment history, along with noteworthy activities, awards, publications, or other accomplishments.
- Personal Video Statement: Create a brief video (not exceeding five minutes) introducing yourself and presenting your work to the selection committee. Upload the video to a hosting service like YouTube or Vimeo, and share the link in your online application. Detailed guidelines for the personal video statement can be found in the online application.
- Responses to Short Essay Questions: Answer the short essay questions to help the selection committee grasp your work, motivations, and how the program aligns with your career path. Submit your essay responses through the online application.
Application Deadline: December 12, 2023 at 5PM ET.
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