American media mogul Oprah Winfrey’s support to African women is well known. As far back as I can remember, she always made a remarkable effort to bring awareness to women education in Africa even financing a US$40M school for disadvantaged South African girls from her own pocket.
The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, wants to expand the opportunities for African women to impact public service in their home countries. The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.
Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.
This fellowship is only available to degree-seeking students. Advanced professional certificate and non-degree programs are not applicable for this fellowship.
Girl’s looking to apply for the Fellowship should be a citizen and resident of any African country at the time of application, have a strong academic record and be able to demonstrate a commitment to public service
The eligible programs are MPA Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy, MPA Health Policy & Management, Master of Urban Planning and EMPA Public Service Leaders. They will take place at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. An institution known for preparing public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have “an effective and lasting impact on the public good“.
For more information on to start your application process visit NYU Wagner on this link. The applications deadline is December 2, 2019.