In the video below this announcement, the former American President, Barack Obama announces this program and congratulates first set of qualifying recipients of the Obama Foundation Fellowship Program.
The Barack Obama Foundation Scholarship/Fellowship program is offered to International Students from all over the world to improve civic innovation, governance, leadership and policy making. If you intent to seek admission in 2018 into a study program under the advertised courses, please apply!
The Obama Foundation Fellowship seeks to support and elevate outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their remarkable work and to inspire a powerful wave of civic innovation. Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of twenty community-minded rising stars—organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more—who are radically altering the civic engagement landscape.
The two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners and resources, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow will pursue a personalized plan to leverage Fellowship resources to take their work to the next level. Applications for the inaugural fellowship class are open at Obama.org/Fellowship.
The inaugural class of 20 Fellows will be integral to shaping the program and the community of Fellows for future years.
Scholarship Award: The Foundation will cover transportation and accommodation for the in-person convenings. While they can provide support in procuring visas, Fellows will be responsible for covering any visa costs.
Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 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 October 6, 2017. All prospective and interested applicants are advised to complete their application before the said date. Please visit: https://www.obama.org/fellowship/apply