Laureate Global Fellowship for Young Leaders (Fully-funded to Spain) 2018

International Youth Foundation:
Laureate Global Fellowship

Program(s) Offered: Ideas
Program Level: Fellowship
Provider: Laureate International Universities
Country to Work in: Spain

Scholarship Description
Each year, YouthActionNet selects 20 young social entrepreneurs to participate in the Laureate Global Fellowship through a unique partnership between Laureate International Universities and the International Youth Foundation.

Laureate Global Fellows are distinguished by their track records for success in achieving positive change in their communities, by their innovative approaches, and their ability to mobilize their peers and community members in support of their social change visions.

Fellows develop leadership expertise and deepen their impact through a dynamic, yearlong learning experience, and join a network of nearly 1500 change-makers like them who continue to benefit from learning opportunities and connections throughout their social change careers.

Applicants must be:
  • 18 – 29 years old as of December 31, 2018
  • Founders or co-founders of existing ventures with at least one year of impact*
  • Fluent in English (applications must be completed in English)
*Applicants must be founder or co-founder of a venture that has not previously participated in the Laureate Global Fellowship, and only one co-founder per venture may apply.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country worldwide

Participating Institutions / Fields of work
Sponsored by Laureate International Universities, the Laureate Global Fellowship annually recognizes 20 young leaders who have pioneered solutions to urgent challenges in their communities and beyond.

Number of awards
Twenty grants will be awarded to successful fellows

Scholarship benefits
Through the Fellowship, they receive: training and peer-to-peer learning opportunities at a week-long workshop; recognition for their efforts at an annual awards ceremony; and a robust package of yearlong support, including virtual learning, personalized coaching, and access to global advocacy and funding opportunities.

Costs including airfare, visa fees, ground transportation, accommodations, and group meals are covered by the International Youth Foundation.

Method of Application
Applicants must complete written and video portions of application, and supply two reference contacts before the deadline date.

Please apply through YouthActionNet’s 2018 Laureate Global Fellowship Online Application. Before applying, be sure to read the full Terms & Conditions. While online applications are preferred, there is a Microsoft Word version of the application for those who require it due to limited internet bandwidth. Click here to access the Word application.

In order to provide our applicants with the opportunity to clearly and thoroughly explain their ventures and personal journey, this application consists of seven core sections, which must be completed in order for an application to be reviewed. There is one additional section which is encouraged but not mandatory.

It is important to read the Tips for Applying, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship offer and to commence your application

Applications open February 6, 2018 and must be submitted by March 6, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

All applicants will be notified of their status by mid-June 2018.

YouthActionNet equips the world’s greatest asset—young people—to solve our greatest challenges. A signature initiative of the International Youth Foundation, YouthActionNet was founded 17 years ago in the belief that youth are uniquely positioned to build a more just and inclusive world. Our global network of 23 locally-owned and operated youth leadership institutes ensures that aspiring and accomplished young social entrepreneurs gain the support they need to deliver on their social change goals.

Application Deadline: 6 March 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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