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Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2023 for Emerging Leaders(Fully Funded Scholarship to USA)


The Obama Foundation Scholars programme gives rising leaders from the United States and around the world who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through an immersive curriculum that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning.


  • Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City;

  • A furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University;

  • All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University;

  • Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program in New York City;

  • Air travel to and from home country and any programme-related activities.


The Obama Foundation Scholars Programme at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from the United States and around the world who meet the following criteria:

  • Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “breakthrough moment” in their careers.

  • 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.

  • Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken).

  • Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community.

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to inclusivity, community-orientation, hope, courage, imagination, strategy, accountability, integrity and resilience.


  • January 19, 2023

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