Moremi Initiative for Empowerment And Leadership Development (MILEAD) Fellowship Program announces its call for applications for its 2017 fellowship program for young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.
Application Deadline: 15th March 2017 (Wed)
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible African Countries: All African countries
To be taken at (country): Ghana, Candidate’s home country.
Accepted Subject Areas: Leadership development
About Scholarship:The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African female leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their communities and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders.
Offered Since: 2004
By what Criteria is Selection Made? The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.
Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must:
- be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora;
- agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – including a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana;
- commit to a community change project
- be between 19 – 25 years of age.
Number of Awards: The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women
What are the benefits? The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders.
Duration of Fellowship: One year
How to Apply: Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application.
Completed application forms must be submitted along with a CV and two recommendation letters. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted via email.
Sponsors: Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative)
Important Notes: Please note that this one year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.