2019 Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 11:30 pm - Sunday, February 3, 2019, 08:00 pm
Columbia World Projects
By registration only

Columbia World Projects is accepting applications through February 3 for the 2019 Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University. The program is designed to bring rising social change leaders from around the world to Columbia to participate in a fully-funded, 10-month, non-degree program to strengthen their knowledge and skills to help accelerate the impact of their work. Selected Scholars will participate in activities organized by Columbia University and the Obama Foundation.

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from around the world who meet the following criteria:

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

A video highlighting the current cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars is available here.
The link to this year’s application is available here.

For more information please contact Christopher D. Shea at cs3822@columbia.edu


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