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africa program

In 2021 Eisenhower Fellowships will host a regional program focused on connecting and empowering outstanding midcareer African leaders ages 32–45 from diverse fields confronting the negative impact of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. We will recruit dynamic change agents primarily from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and bring them to the United States for a unique personal and professional transformational experience.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Africa Program

EF seeks a diverse mix of applicants from a wide range of professional fields confronting the many destructive dimensions of climate change across the subcontinent. These include leaders in the fields of agriculture, public safety, environmental protection, finance, water and food security, energy and other sectors where climate change has negatively affected the quality of life across Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Fellows are selected based on their track record of leadership, their potential for future impact and their commitment to lifelong engagement with Eisenhower Fellowships to advance our mission of enhancing international understanding through dialogue to build a world more peaceful, prosperous and just.

Through individually tailored fellowships, these Eisenhower Fellows will develop their leadership skills, forge interdisciplinary professional relationships and launch concrete projects with a positive impact in their nations through collaborations across the prestigious EF global network of more than 1600 active Fellows from more than 60 countries.

Apply

Applications are accepted via the online portal through March 15, 2021.

initial Interviews

First-round of interviews with selected candidates.

finalist Interviews

Finalists are invited for virtual or in-person interviews.

Selections

Selection decisions are announced.

Preparations

A few months before the fellowship begins, Fellows are expected to devote significant time to research, preparation and planning in consultation with the EF program team, followed by several weeks of virtual introductory and orientation sessions.

global scholars

Eisenhower Global Scholars are outstanding American college graduates chosen to go abroad for an academic year at one of two prestigious universities in Europe. They experience intensive study and hands-on work experience, leading to a:

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Global Scholars

Eligibility

Candidates must be U.S citizens or legal permanent residents preferably between 20 and 30 years old, with a strong academic record, commitment to community involvement, proven leadership potential and a concrete project proposal that the year of study will advance.

Things to Consider

Two Eisenhower Global Scholars are selected annually for each university where they spend a full academic year of postgraduate study. All courses are offered in English.

During their academic year of study, or after the school year is completed, the Scholars will meet with Eisenhower Fellows. Eisenhower Global Scholars will experience the lifelong connection to a network of like-minded leaders. The Scholars may be offered optional summer internships in collaboration with the EF Global Network.

Apply

Applications are accepted via the online portal through April 1, 2021.

Interviews

First round of interviews for the semi-finalists.

finalist Interviews

Finalists are invited for virtual or in-person interviews.

Selections

Successful candidates are notified of their acceptance.

Preparations

A few months before the academic year begins, Global Scholars are expected to devote significant time to research, preparation and planning in consultation with EF team members.

Travel

In the fall, Global Scholars travel to Europe for the start of their academic year. At some point in the year, they meet with Eisenhower Fellows and other friends of EF in Europe.

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