community leadership | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

PFF Community Leadership Fellowships at Stanford University, USA

A new fellowship program will provide opportunities for students to develop their global leadership skills by working with international communities in need. The PFF Community Leadership Program, funded by the Pathy Family Foundation and administered by the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC), offers up to $30,000 for each eight to 12-month fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded this year and four fellowships each of the following two years.“Many leadership-oriented students dream up innovative projects but struggle to find the funding to carry them out. This program will empower them to affect social change around the world,” says Rowena Selby, QUIC education abroad advisor.
Projects can vary in scope as long as they address a community need. Innovative and entrepreneurial projects of social and intercultural significance will receive special consideration. Applicants must also show the potential on-going sustainability of the project after the fellowship. The foundation chose to partner with Queen’s because it was impressed by QUIC’s support for and commitment to international student activities and programs. PFF hopes recipients will benefit from the leadership experience provided by the fellowship and that it will reinforce their commitment to community service throughout their lives. At the end of the fellowship, the students will return to Queen’s and participate in activities on campus that deepen people’s understanding of the social and cultural context of the communities within which the projects were undertaken.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 14 April  2012

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Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa 2011

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2011 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities and society as a whole. Applications are welcome from young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.
MILEAD fellowship awards will be made to 25 young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD including a three-week residential Summer Institute in August; and commit to a community leadership service project. Applicant must be between 19 – 25 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 March 2011

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