Special greetings to you this week.
How is the year end treating you?
For the rest of this year, please let’s endeavor to take things easy and gently. Everything will fall in place.
Meanwhile, we have special opportunities for you this week as it is the second to the last week in 2019.
Feel free to check them out.
TechWomen 2019 – Fully Funded Exchange Program in the USA.
The mission of TechWomen is to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities.
TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program.
TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential.
During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, participate in professional development workshops and networking events, and travel to Washington, DC. for targeted meetings and special events to conclude the program.
The TechWomen experience doesn’t end in California or Washington, DC. After the program, Emerging Leaders and Mentors have the opportunity to reconnect during delegation trips to program countries in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Programming focuses on expanding networks of women in the STEM fields, creating and strengthening partnerships, encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers, and ensuring the sustainability of Mentor-Emerging Leader relationships.
TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). TechWomen, launched in 2011, supports the United States’ global commitment toward advancing the rights and participation of women and girls around the world by enabling them to reach their full potential in the tech industry.
- Costs covered for airfare, accommodation, meals and transport
- Professional Mentorship
- Washington D.C. Trip including visits to tech companies
- Cultural Exchange
- Be women with, at minimum, two years of full-time professional experience in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
- Please note that internships and other unpaid work experience do not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.
- Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.
- Be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the program.
- Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
- Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.
- Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
Eligible Regions: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe.
Applications are now open for the African ChangeMakers Fellowship for Cohort 3, 2019.
African ChangeMakers Fellowship Program (#ACFellowship) selects impressive African visionaries between the ages 25-40 years to train and empower them to change their communities positively across Africa and beyond.
These committed changemakers know best how to transform businesses, tech space and their communities’ social issues–we make it possible here.
African ChangeMakers Fellowship Program continues to develop African future leadership and entrepreneurial skills through training, mentorship, collaboration and a connected network of changemakers. You will learn a lot from us and we will learn a lot from you, African ChangeMakers Fellowship is through a selection of application process; selected applicants are enrolled in a FREE intensive 5 weeks online training course to share, collaborate and learn everything on civic engagement, entrepreneurship, leadership, project management, social enterprise and mentorship.
- 25-40 years old
- A citizen from any of the 54 African countries.
- Training is in English Language – can read and speak in English.
- Have access to internet, computer, laptop or mobile device to connect to online program.
- Able to commit a full 5 hours a week to the program.
- Passionate about using their skills to make positive impact in their community and businesses.
- Interested in leadership and social enterprise for Africa sustainable development.
- Can demonstrate leadership and collaborative skills with people.
- Can demonstrate initiative, self-direction, and a “can-do” attitude
Eligible Regions: 54 African Countries
African Changemakers Fellowship Program Application for Cohort 3, 2019:
- The application opens November 1, 2018
- The application close December 30, 2018
- Selected Applicants Notification: July, 2019
- African Changemakers Fellowship Program Duration: September – October 2019.
Application Deadline: December 30, 2018 (11 Days Remaining)
Oxford Pershing Square Scholarships 2019-21 at University of Oxford
The Pershing Square Foundation supports Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship with an aim to aid exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact.
It is committed to supporting areas such as economic development, education, healthcare, justice and the arts.
The Pershing Square Foundation’s gift of £4.5m will endow the scholarships in perpetuity.
In 2006, Bill and Karen Ackman founded The Pershing Square Foundation (PSF) to support exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact across the globe.
In the decade since, PSF has committed $400 million in grants and social investments across a number of fields, including health and medicine, education, economic development and social justice.
By investing in pioneering individuals, non-profits and mission-driven companies who dare to re-imagine the possible, PSF has helped to bring about important breakthroughs, from cancer research and small-scale agriculture to criminal justice reform and educational opportunities for young people in communities around the world.
Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship is one such initiative.
Born and raised in New York City, Karen Ackman graduated from Vassar College and received a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University.
She is a landscape architect and artist who has focused her career on public work as a designer for the Central Park Conservancy, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Judith Heintz Landscape Architecture. She serves on the boards of Friends of the High Line, Human Rights Watch and Vassar College.
- The Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year.
- The Scholarship provides funding for tuition, college fees and at least £14,553 toward living expenses for both years of study.
- Recipients are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges
- You can pursue any of the partnering Master’s degrees and combine it with their MBA.
- It is also available if you are currently studying one of the Master’s partnering programmes and wish to apply to the MBA programme.
- You will be invited to a spring ‘trek’ to New York City hosted by the Pershing Square Foundation, where you can participate in meetings and workshops with leading innovators and change makers.
- You can also attend prestigious conferences and events throughout the year, including the Ditchely Conferences and the Skoll World Forum.
- You will also have opportunities for mentorship and networking with inspirational individuals and organisations that are part of the Pershing Square Foundation’s community.
Scholarships are awarded to individuals with:
- Academic achievement
- Leadership potential demonstrated through experience and motivation
- Strong personal character, integrity and commitment
- Intention to focus on addressing world-scale social challenges in your career, either in an existing organisation or through the development of a new enterprise
- Ability to envision how to achieve scalable and sustainable solutions to these challenges
- Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil your objectives
Highlight these attributes in your MBA application, scholarship essay and interview answers.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
Each of their partnering Master’s programmes has its own application form, deadlines, and requirements. In order to be considered for the Pershing Square Scholarship, you must apply to the 1+1 MBA by the January 2019 deadline.
When you submit your 1+1 MBA application form you will be asked if you would like to be considered for the Pershing Square Scholarship.
Submit an essay in your application form of no more than 500 words addressing this question ‘How do you intend to change the world? What does this tell us about you as a person?’
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview with the selection panel.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019.