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World Youth Alliance Vanessa Cherese Scholarship 2019

Deadline: November 3, 2018

Applications are open for the World Youth Alliance Vanessa Cherese Scholarship 2019. The World Youth Alliance (WYA) Africa opens the search for a passionate, committed, and dedicated World Youth Alliance member from Africa.

The selected member will represent the region in the second or third batch of the WYA Global Internship Program (May–July or September-December 2019) in New York City, USA. Successful completion of WYA’s Certified Training Program and Regional Internship Program in the WYA Africa regional office are prerequisites to apply for the search.


The scholarship includes

  • A 3-month project management and advocacy training at the WYA Headquarters in New York;
  • An opportunity to represent the WYA Africa region in the International Summer Camp as a Counselor (if joining B2);
  • Round trip economy class flight tickets from Nairobi, Kenya to New York, USA; Shared room accommodations with facilities in New York (a value of approximately $4,500);
  • Qualified to apply for an internship stipend (a value of approximately $200-$300)


Applicants should be aged 30 years old and below;
Be a University student or graduate;
Have good command of the English language (writing and oral), French as a second language will be appreciated;
Strong skills in management, team work, public speaking, fundraising, and planning.

Application Requirements

  • Signed WYA Charter
  • World Youth Alliance Regional Internship Alumna
  • Completed International Internship Application Form and Scholarship Application Form (this can be merged as one)
  • Completed WYA’s Certified Training Program with a score of at least 85 and above
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Cover Letter addressed to the WYA Africa Regional Director
  • 3 recommendation letters, 1 of which must certify financial need for the support under the scholarship
  • Commitment to serve the region as a member of the National Committee of their country after their return from the International Internship.


Applicants should submit their completed application form and application requirements to
education@wya.net with the subject 2019WYAAVCSF_LastName


This article was originally published on Opportunity Desk.

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