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Civil Society Leadership Awards


The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.


CSLA grantees will receive financial and administrative support for the following:
Pre-academic preparation via summer schools;
Program-related travel;
Tuition and mandatory university fees;
Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses;
Accident and sickness insurance during the program;
Funds for educational materials and professional development;
Attendance at a regional Scholarship Programs conference;
Accommodations during the application process and the duration of the grant for applicants with disabilities.


Applicants must:
Be a citizen of an eligible country;
Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential
have an earned bachelor’s degree as of May 15, 2018 with an excellent academic record;
Demonstrate professional experience related to your chosen field of study;
Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission by host universities;
Be able to participate in an intensive pre-academic summer school in July or August 2019 and start their degree program in August or September 2019;
Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country; and
Demonstrate a clear commitment to their home country or region to strengthen open society development.

DEADLINE: May 15 2018

To apply and for more information visit HERE


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