Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Western Union Foundation Fellowship aimed at equipping next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders with the skills and experience to increase access to economic opportunity.
The Western Union Foundation Fellowship is for next-generation entrepreneurs and community leaders from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): Western Union Foundation
Fellowship Type: Fully Funded
Host Institution: Watson Institute
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: All levels
See Also: Watson Institute/Ford Fund Fellowship 2022 for Social Entrepreneurs [Fully Funded]
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The program is offered with virtual and in-person components that allows to take advantage of the global cohort while also focusing on creating local impact within their communities. Virtual programming includes Impact Series, workshops, and weekly check-ins. In-person programming includes local Fellow-led Basecamps and a Fellows-led meetup. $25,000 in seed funding will be distributed among the Western Union Foundation Fellows based on progress and impact throughout the Fellowship.
Interested applicants for the Fellowship programme 2023 must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee and forcibly displaced communities around the globe.
- Ideal applicants will join with relevant social impact and leadership experiences with proven experience of building community development projects within these communities.
- Applicants must be able to commit to be part of the 16-week program.
How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Entrepreneurship Fellowship are to complete an online application by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: November 15th, 2022