2018 Obama Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Chicago, USA

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program will give rising young leaders around the world who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through a newly designed curriculum that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning.

The Scholars Program empowers individuals with a proven commitment to service with the tools they need to make their efforts more effective, to identify innovative solutions to complex global problems, and promote change through values-based leadership.



Scholarships Number and Award:

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program offers an extraordinary scholarship that covers:

-Tuition and expenses and provides a monthly living stipend;

-Funding for books and course materials;

-Opportunities to experience unique out-of-the-classroom programming;

-Any travel costs for these experiences will also be fully covered.


Education Level & Subject:

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program seeks to support dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from around the world in an innovative one-year academic experience.



Rising leaders from around the world who meet the below criteria are encouraged to apply:


-Significant work experience and professional accomplishments with a clear trajectory of increasing impact;

-Demonstrated record of community service or working for the public good, either through a full-time professional role or significant engagement outside of primary employment;

-Possess a clear focus on a globally applicable challenge;

-A clear commitment to return to and reinvest your new skills in your community after the program concludes.



Required Documents:



-Test Scores;

-Work Experience;

-3 ­ Letters of Recommendation;

-2 Short Essay Responses.



How to Apply:

All applicants must complete the online application and include the following, which are required to apply for the Harris MA-IDP and participation in Obama Foundation Scholars Program



April 10, 2018


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