Leading The Americas Scholarship

Leading Americas

Are you a young leader from The Americas? You could attend the One Young World 2021 Summit in Munich from 23 - 26 April through our flagship Scholarship.

About the Leading The Americas Scholarship:

The Leading The Americas Scholarships is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from The Americas are represented at the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich.

The Americas are collectively going through major leadership transitions, with many of those changes in governance creating ripples of instability across the region. Months long protests erupted in Chile and the humanitarian crisis engulfing Venezuela, both causing instability. Argentina's debt crisis is still looming and misinformation is still o the rise throughout the region. Yet in the midst of all the uncertainty, young leaders are emerging to set their countries back on course. The clean energy movement is taking heed and advancements in tech are looking to make societies more equitable.

In the midst of these challenges and opportunities, it is young leaders who are devising meaningful strategies to build a more sustainable region. Are you one of those leaders? If so, One Young World is looking to bring you to the next annual Summit.

What does the Leading The Americas Scholarship sponsorship pay for?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich, Germany.
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 23 and 26 April 2021.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials.
  • The cost of travel to and from Munich. Your flight to and from Munich must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.

Please note that if you are ultimately selected for a Scholarship and require a visa to enter the Schengen region to attend the One Young World Summit 2021, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The Schengen visa costs $90 USD plus the applicable service charge of your local visa application centre. The costs of the visa and the applicable service charge as well as any further costs associated with the visa application (including travel to and from the visa application centre) fall on you as the participant.

 

The One Young World Summit allowed me to network with like-minded people who can support my movement at a global and local scale.

Leading Scholarship Delegate, Belize

Are you eligible?

You are eligible for sponsorship if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 - 30
  • Have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
  • Demonstrate capacity for leadership
  • Are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work
  • Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas 
  • Are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries listed below:
     
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Bahamas Barbados
Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada
Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba
Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador
Grenada Guatemala Guyana Haiti
Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua
Panama Paraguay Peru Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Suriname Trinidad and Tobago
United States Uruguay Venezuela  

The selection process:

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by the end of September. You will be contacted individually by a member of the One Young World team if you have been shortlisted.

Please note:

  • We cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant.
  • Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous One Young World Summits.
  • Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not OYW Ambassadors).
  • Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, One Young World is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading The Americas selection process.
  • We do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.


APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

What could the 'Leading Scholarship' mean for you?

  • Gain greater visibility for your work & be heard by world renowned experts and leaders

  • Tap into a global network of potential collaborators from 196 countries 

  • Gain access to exclusive Ambassador opportunities, such as speaking events

Learn more about what sets One Young World apart from other leadership forums here.