The New York University Wagner Fellowship announces an invite for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship, a fellowship program made conceivable by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which expands the opportunity for African women to prepare for public service in their home countries
To be in the running for the Fellowship, potential candidates must be citizens and resident in an African country at the time of submission. NYU Wagner’s admissions committee pays precise attention to submissions from women who have strong academic records; who have a proven pledge to public service; and for whom a Wagner training would expressively augment their skill to have a deep and lasting influence on public service issues in their home country and region.Candidates must pledge to return to their respective home countries at the end of the program with the objective of taking up a leadership position in the region where they can profoundly contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa. Students must choose to study in any of these two programs: Master of Public Administration or the one-year Executive MPA: Concentration in International Public Service Organizations.
The scholarship is open between Jan-May each year
The awards for either program will support tuition, housing, travel to and from the United States and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.
Instructions for application
There are no distinct forms to fill out to be considered for the African Women Public Service Fellowship. You will routinely be considered for all scholarships, together with the African Women Public Service Fellowship. Applicants must submit their request for admissions by January or May deadline.
Link to scholarship