African Women Public Service Fellowship

African Women Public Service Fellowship

OVERVIEW

The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries.

The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.

Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.
FELLOWSHIP CRITERIA

  • Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application.
  • Strong academic record
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • A NYU Wagner education would significantly enhance your ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in your home country and region country and region.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner. Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in order to be considered for fellows. Applications are due by the December 15 deadline.
Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews with the Fellowship Selection Committee in mid-to-late February 2017.

This article was originally published on wagner.nyu.edu

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