Queen’s Young Leader Program for Young Commonwealth Citizens (Fully-funded to the UK)

Queen’s Young Leader Program

Program(s) Offered: Leadership, Development, etc
Program Level: Training, Mentoring
Provider: Queen Elizabeth Trust, etc
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.

Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is looking to award exceptional young people who’ve proved themselves to be inspiring leaders in their communities. As well as awarding inspirational young people, Queen’s Young Leaders Grants will be made to organisations in selected Commonwealth countries that can show they are improving the lives of young people.

Eligibility
Each application/nomination must meet the following criteria:

1). Applicants need to have proven experience of working to improve their communities locally, regionally or at a national level and be able to show evidence of their achievements.
  • Applicants need to have proven experience of working to improve their communities locally, regionally or at a national level and be able to show evidence of their achievements.
  • Applicants must be aged between 18 and 29 throughout 2018; your date of birth must fall between 1st January 1989 – 1st January 2000;
  • Applicants must be citizens of and working in a Commonwealth country or citizens of an Overseas Territories (of a Commonwealth Member).
  • Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of their leadership qualities.
  • All applicants need to be supported by a suitable referee (a professional in one of the following occupations; a teacher or counsellor; a registered physician or nurse; a church or community leader; social worker or family services; or business leader). Referees must not be related to you.
  • Priority will be given to individuals who have overcome challenges to achieve their goals.
2). All applications/nominations will be considered based on the young person’s achievements to date as well as their potential and future ambition. Award winners will be shortlisted by an Advisory Panel made up of young people from across the Commonwealth and a Board of advisors representing the three partners. The shortlist for Award winners will then be presented to The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme Board, which contains members from all three partner organisations, for final selection and decision.

Selection criteria:
All applications/nominations will be considered based on the young person’s achievements to date as well as their potential and future ambition.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Commonwealth Countries

Fields of study
Training in leadership, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and vital skills likes time management, confidence building and stress relief

Number of awards
There will be 60 awardees

Sponsorship duration
One (1) year tailored package of online-learning, mentoring and networking. PLUS one (1) week residential programme in UK

Scholarship benefits
What will an Award winner receive?
1). Mentoring
As a Queen’s Young Leader you will be allocated a mentor with relevant experience and expertise who will support you over the course of the year to continue and develop your work.

2). Online learning
Online learning will be provided with materials relevant to your area of interest, as well as serving as a place for you to meet and share experiences and knowledge with other Queen’s Young Leaders. The online training course, ‘Leading Change’ is a year-long programme that leads you through topics including leadership, marketing, management and entrepreneurship as well as those vital skills such as time management, confidence building and stress relief. You’ll speak to experts from around the world and learn from case studies of other global young leaders.

3). One-week residential programme in the UK
The 60 Award winners will have the opportunity to meet with inspiring people and visit organisations in the UK that have expertise in areas such as media and communications, social action and advocacy. During this week, Awards will be presented by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Note: There is no cash prize.

Method of Application
To make sure you’re eligible for the Queen’s Young Leaders Award this year, please read the eligibility criteria. You then need to make an online application. Candidates who are interested should apply here

DEADLINES:
Applications to become a 2018 Queen’s Young Leader are open from 29th June – 21st August 2017. Applications close on 21st August 2017

PLEASE NOTE:
The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is a partnership between The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Comic Relief, The Royal Commonwealth Society and The University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education.

Application Deadline: 21st August 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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