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Obama Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Columbia, USA


The 2021 Obama Foundation scholarship program is an initiative of the University of Columbia through Columbia World Projects aims to target young and energetic people across the globe who can take up the challenge of studying at Columbia University and in return contribute to the development of their communities.

The scholarship program is a full-time, fully-funded leadership development program that brings together rising leaders from the United States and around the world who demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges in their communities, countries and regions.



Benefits of the Scholarships

  1. Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City
  2. furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University, if the program is able to convene in person
  3. All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University
  4. Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program in New York City, if the program is able to convene in person
  5. Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities, if the program is able to convene in person



Eligibility Requirements of the Scholarship

  1. Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “breakthrough moment” in their careers
  2. Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills, and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
  3. Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
  4. Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
  5. Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamwork



Application Process

  1. Complete online application form
  2. Submit an updated Resume/curriculum vitae
  3. You must have Proof of English proficiency
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required



Scholarship Summary

Sponsor: Obama Foundation

University: University of Columbia, USA

Country: United States of America

Value: Fully funded

Study Level: MSc and PhD

Closing Date: February 5, 2021

Application Link: https://worldprojects.columbia.edu/application-information

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  2. I want to stuy there and i am so glad glory to god

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