Columbia World Projects Opens Application for 2020-2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program

September 05, 2019

The Obama Foundation Scholars program, a part of Columbia World Projects, launched the application for its third cohort of scholars on Thursday, inviting rising social change leaders from around the world to apply to come to New York for a year-long immersive program through Columbia University and the Obama Foundation.

“The Obama Foundation Scholars are a vital part of the Columbia campus community, and we're thrilled to welcome new applicants and further expand the global network of scholars,” Lisa Dolberry Hancock, Columbia World Projects' Fellowship Director said. 

The application for the 2020-2021 program, which runs from August of 2020 until the spring of 2021, is available here. It will remain open until 12pm EST on December 13, 2019.

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program offers rising leaders from around the world the opportunity for a year-long residency with Columbia World Projects at Columbia University. Scholars take classes at Columbia and pursue wide-ranging opportunities in partnership with the Obama Foundation, aimed at equipping them with new skills and expanding their networks to deepen their impact in their home countries. Current and previous scholars hail from around the world and are accomplished practitioners in a range of fields including education, community engagement and sustainable development.