2024 MCW Global Young Leaders Fellowship (Fully Funded to the United States)

2024 MCW Global Young Leaders Fellowship (Fully Funded to the United States)

2024 MCW Global Young Leaders Fellowship (Fully Funded to the United States)

MCW Global Young Leaders Fellowship applications are open to young people worldwide in 2024. This program is a one-of-a-kind leadership opportunity for all young people between 18 and 26 years from around the world who want to address community issues in education, health, and economic stability. The year-long program equips young people to become change agents in their communities through leadership development, global citizenship, self-awareness, and vision planning.

The program team, mentors, and mentees all collaborate to make a difference in communities through new ideas and actual projects, thereby achieving the goal of Local Change Through Global Exchange®.

About the fellowship

MCW Global’s Young Leaders Fellowship begins with the Community Needs Assessment – A one-month community needs mapping that prepares young people, between the ages of 18-26, from around the world to understand their local communities better. After the community needs assessment, Young Leaders participate in a one-month intensive Virtual Program that helps them become leaders of positive change in their communities. After Virtual Learning, participants spend 10-months developing their action plans with support from alumni mentors.

Benefits of the Fellowship

The MCW Global will cover the following costs for its Young Leaders Fellowship 2024.

  • International Economy Flights
  • Domestic Economy flights for U.S. fellows
  • Housing from July 8 – July 18, 2024
  • Three-time meals every day from July 9 – July 18, 2024
  • Round Trip Journey from New York, New York to Burlington, Vermont
  • Public Transportation to/from JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports


Young Leaders Must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to their community;
  • Identify an issue in their community in the areas of education, health, or economic security;
  • Be between the ages of 18-26 at the start of the program (June 1, 2024);
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Commit to doing the Community Needs Assessment in June, attending the 10-day in-person program in July, and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project;
  • Have access to email and the internet to allow for consistent communication with the MCW Global Team and Young Leaders Fellowship alumni-mentor for the duration of the year-long program;
  • Adhere to Young Leaders Fellowship graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program);
  • Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation;

Application Required

The online application must include the following supporting documents for the 2024 MCW Global Young Leaders Fellowship:

  • General Information
  • Essay Questions
  • Identify a community issue that you are concerned about. What would you do if you were in this situation?
  • Describe an example when you faced a problem and used leadership skills to solve it.
  • Resume (max. 1 page, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, 1-inch margins)
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Your letters should come from familiar people with your work ethic and community involvement.
  • Letters of recommendation from friends and family members are not acceptable.

At the top of the letter, recommenders should indicate their name, job, contact information, and relationship to the candidate.

  • Waiver of Liability
  • Please read the terms and conditions at the end of the application.

Application Deadline: 12th November 2023

Click Here to Apply

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