Now Open! Oprah Winfrey’s African Women’s Public Service Fellowship at NYU 2018/2019

African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, sponsored by Oprah Winfrey, seeks to prepare African women with experience working on issues facing Africa for public service careers in their home countries.

Application Deadline: 1st December, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa

To be taken at (country): New York University  Wagner, USA

About the Award: 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.

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.

Offered Since: 2016

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application.
  • Strong academic record
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service

Number of Awardees: Not specifed

Value of Fellowship:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Duration of Fellowship: 1 year

How to Apply: 

  • Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2018. The Fellowship Application Essay is included in the fellowship section of the online application; there is not a separate application.  Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in the application in order to be considered. 
    Applications are due by December 1, 2017 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 2018.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Oprah Winfrey, NYU Wagner

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