February 27, 2014

Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program for Young African Women Worldwide

MILEAD Fellowship Program

Course(s) Offered: Development courses
Course Level: Postgraduate (Training, Fellowships)
Provider: Moremi Initiative
Country to Study in: Ghana, Online

Scholarship Description
Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program for young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive 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 address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders.

Applications are welcome from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.

Moremi Initiative invites you to share this application information with emerging African women leaders in your network who have the passion and potential to help transform the continent.

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Eligibility
To be eligible for the 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 Ghana;
  • commit to a community change project;
  • be between 19 – 25 years of age.
Selection Criteria:
Fellowship will be awarded to outstanding young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL African countries - applications are welcome from ALL young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora, who have the passion and potential to help transform Africa.

Participating Institutions
Moremi Initiative, with addresses as follows:
the USA (Atlanta, Georgia); GHANA (Accra); NIGERIA (Maitama, Abuja)

Fields of study
Empowerment and leadership development-related studies - 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 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.

Number of awards
Every year, the fellowship is awarded to 25 outstanding young women

Sponsorship duration
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program

Scholarship benefits
Development of transformational leadership skills among other benefits

Please note that this one year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute.

Method of Application
Applications are available online at www.moremiinitiative.org or by request via email. Completed application forms must be submitted along with two recommendation letters and a CV. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by email.

It is important to visit the official '2014 MILEAD Fellows Program' website (link to it is below) to download the full 2014 MILEAD Application Package and Form and the MILEAD Recommendation Form.

Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application.

DEADLINE:
The deadline for completed MILEAD Fellows applications is Friday 14th March, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:
It is essential that you carefully read through the specific requirements of the program as outlined in the MILEAD Application Package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application.

The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is a non-profit organization that operates throughout Africa. To achieve its mission, Moremi Initiative pursues proactive strategies to develop and empower young women and girls to take on leadership roles in their communities.

Established in 2004 as Women’s Initiative for Empowerment and Leadership Development (WIELD) Foundation, Moremi Initiative grew from a Ghana-based leadership development program to a pan-African wide program. Offices are based in Ghana, Nigeria and the United States, operating across Africa.

Application Deadline: 14 March 2014
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY Africans)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in the World for Women

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