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Audi Environmental Foundation Scholarship 2020| One Young World
The Audi Environmental Foundation actively supports research into new technologies and scientific methods for a livable future. Its stated goal is to make a contribution to environmental protection and to create and promote ways of behaving sustainably.
The Foundation focuses in particular on promoting and developing environmentally compatible technologies, measures for environmental education and protecting the natural necessities of life for humans, animals, and plants. It was established in 2009 by AUDI AG as a 100-percent subsidiary and is part of the company’s social and environmental commitment.
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Scarce resources, environmental destruction, climate change, and population growth – these are just a few aspects that are influencing society, politics, and business. With the advancing change in social values, for more and more people, sustainability is becoming part of their outlook on life.
The challenges that confront us are increasingly complex. Only by working with partners can we develop good concepts and sound solutions to successfully cope with these challenges.
Audi is, therefore, collaborating with One Young World to offer scholarships to 16 inspiring young leaders to attend this year’s One Young World Summit 2020 in Munich, Germany.
Delegate Access to the One Young World Summit 2020 in Munich which takes place from 14 – 17 October.
Hotel accommodation in Munich on a shared basis between 13 and 17 October 2020.
Participation in an exclusive pre-Summit event held in Munich by Audi AG and Audi Environmental Foundation on 14 October.
Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the nights of 14, 15, 16 and 17 October
Ground transport between Summit venues
Return air or rail travel for scholars living outside of Germany
This scholarship is intended to support young innovators (aged 18 – 30) who are working with cutting-edge technology to protect and restore the environment.
Nationals of all countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
One Young World will assess candidates based on their:
Evidenced commitment to delivering positive change.
Demonstrated capacity for leadership
Track record of generating impactful and innovative solutions.
Eligible Regions: Open for all
Deadline: April 30
Apply via their official website here.
Apply for the World Food Prize Nomination Criteria
The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system.
Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing, packaging and, storage; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis and implementation; and public advocacy.
This exceptionally significant achievement must be shown to have resulted in a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food for a large number of people.
The impact of this achievement must be measurable, quantifiable, or otherwise demonstrated either in terms of reduced poverty, hunger, or suffering; or enhanced health, nutrition, quality of life and well-being.
It must be clearly shown that this increase in food security was the direct result of the specific actions and activities of the nominee; i.e., without his or her specific accomplishment, no change would have occurred.
A nominee must be living and in sufficiently good health to attend the World Food Prize Award Ceremony. The nominee must be able to give an acceptance speech and agree to participate in selected media events and the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute at the time of the Award Ceremony.
The Prize is intended to be awarded to one person. In exceptional circumstances where an additional person (or persons) has collaborated in an indispensable way, more than one person may be included in the nomination.
However, it must be demonstrated conclusively that each person contributed in an essential way, and that without each individual’s contribution, no achievement would have been possible.
The World Food Prize Selection Committee will determine whether a joint nomination meets these criteria, and in cases where it judges this standard has not been met, to limit the number of persons being considered.
The deadline for submitting a nomination is May 1.
To submit a nomination, visit their official website here
The SLA High Growth Coaching Program 2020 for Young Women Entrepreneurs
The SLA High Growth Coaching Program Is An Exclusive Opportunity To Develop An Action Plan For Your Business With Support From Your Own Personal Business Coach And A Community Of Women To Keep You Accountable.
- 3 months of intensive training on business and operational skills
- Access to a private community of high achieving founders
- Check-in calls with a personal business coach
- Monthly virtual support group meetings
- Personalized scorecards to keep track of weekly lessons and your business
- Support in creating a roadmap of tangible business goals
Application deadline: June 20th 2020.
Visit their official website here to apply.
McKinsey Women Achievement Award 2020 For Emerging Women Leaders (Win $2,500 and mentoring)
McKinsey Women Achievement Award
McKinsey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is passionate about developing leaders. We invite you to apply to the McKinsey Women Achievement Award and help us recognize and support talented women.
During the application process you will be asked to complete a short online form and select up to two offices you have a connection to and/or interest in. It can be a location where you have lived or where you speak the local language.
Our colleagues in this office will review your application and match you with a McKinsey mentor. If you are interested in applying for an internship or full-time role at McKinsey, we suggest choosing an office in a location where you’d like to work.
The McKinsey Women Achievement Award is sponsored by our offices in Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam, as well as our functional practices: Digital, Implementation and Operations.
To be eligible to apply for the award, you should:
- self-identify as a woman
- be a current student working towards a graduate or undergraduate degree OR a working professional with fewer than 5 years of work experience
To apply, please submit the following by June 8, 2020. Before submitting your application, please do make sure you have uploaded all the relevant attachments – we will not be able to process your application without the CV, essay and, transcripts as requested.
- Your CV in English (1-2 pages max) listing most recent education information, including grades, and confirmed future education plans, including anticipated start and graduation dates. Your CV should include work experience, including part-time jobs and volunteer roles, as well as extracurricular activities and achievements.
- A brief essay (250 words or fewer) about your proudest or most interesting personal achievement. Please include the obstacles you overcame to reach this achievement and why it is important to you.
- Academic transcripts depending on office selection:
- Offices in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden require academic transcripts from high school onward
Offices in Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts
- For other offices, academic transcripts are not required, but please include your relevant grades on your CV
In June they will get in touch with you regarding your application. Selected applicants will be invited to a short phone interview to hear more about your experience and accomplishments and answer any questions you have about McKinsey. Award recipients will be notified by mid-July.
Deadline, June 8th
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