Leading The Americas Scholarship 2024

Leading The Americas Scholarship 2024

 

Are you a young leader from The Americas? You could attend the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal:Tiohtiáke from 18 - 21 September via our flagship Scholarship.


About the Leading The Americas Scholarship:

One Young World is the global community for young leaders. It inspires young leaders to increase their social impact, builds their skills and capacity, and elevates their profiles both locally and globally.

The annual One Young World Summit convenes 2,000 young leaders, from 190+ countries to develop solutions to the world’s big challenges. They connect, share learnings, and are inspired by political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Mary Robinson.

Delegates return to their communities and organisations as One Young World Ambassadors with the connections, insights, and motivation to act, accessing the global community of 15,500+ young leaders to accelerate existing social impact initiatives or establish new ventures.

One Young World strives to identify the most impactful young leaders from every country in the world. Scholarships provide the opportunity for exceptional young people to attend on the merit of their proven leadership and ability to create change in their home country. Leading The Americas is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from The Americas are represented at One Young World Summits.

Young leaders across the Americas 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 our next annual Summit.

What does the Leading The Americas Scholarship pay for?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal, Canada.
  • Hotel accommodation between 17 and 21 September 2024.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • The cost of travel to and from Montréal. Your flight to and from Montréal 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 Canada to attend the One Young World Summit 2024, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The visa costs 165 Canadian Dollars 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  

*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

The selection process:

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by mid-May 2024. 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.

Application deadline 12 June 2024

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