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Applications Open For The Oprah Winfrey Foundation Fully-Funded African Women’s Public Service Fellowship 2020

Applications Open For The Oprah Winfrey Foundation Fully-Funded African Women’s Public Service Fellowship 2020. The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, by the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries.

The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing, 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.

This fellowship is only available to degree-seeking students. Advanced professional certificate and non-degree programs are not applicable for this fellowship. 

Fellowship 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 your ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in your home country and region
  • Applicable to the following programs:
    • MPA Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy
    • MPA Health Policy & Management
    • Master of Urban Planning
    • EMPA Public Service Leaders

How To Apply

  • Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2020.
  • 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.

Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews with the Fellowship Selection Committee in early-to-mid February 2020.

The deadline for receiving applications is December 2, 2019.

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