African Women’s Public Service Fellowship

Oprah Winfrey Foundation
Last date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Country: 
Angola
Botswana
Central African Republic
Chad
Egypt
Gambia
Ghana
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sudan

Detailed Description

Background:

Applications are open for African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. The program expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries.

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.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application. 
  • Strong academic record. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service. 
  • A NYU Wagner education would significantly enhance their ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in their home country and region.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via following website:

https://wagner.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/fellowships/awpsf

Eligibility Countries: 

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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