Youth Assembly Scholarship

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Friendship Ambassadors Foundation recognizes that meaningful youth participation in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires empowering young people, especially those who are furthest behind. Therefore, the Foundation seeks to provide a merit-based scholarship opportunity to a deserving youth to attend the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York. This opportunity is only the beginning of the Foundation’s growing efforts to make the Youth Assembly an open and inclusive platform for youth coming from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Award

A fully sponsored delegate place to attend the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York. The scholarship winner will also be given the opportunity to speak at the podium during the conference.

What does the Scholarship pay for?

  • Access to the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transportation between the conference venue and other side events
  • The cost of travel to and from New York

Criteria for Selection

The following criterion will be evaluated:

  • Candidates must be aged between 16 - 28 years old
  • Academic achievements, which may include:
    • Academic GPA or average, honors and awards
    • Scholarships and grants
  • Professional achievements
  • Involvement in school-based activities, which may include extracurriculars  
  • Involvement and impact in the community, which may include volunteer services, self-led projects, social action, and advocacy
  • Financial need

How to apply

Individuals must submit the online application and all other required documentation by May 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m E.S.T (NY, U.S Time). Applications will be shortlisted by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation for an online interview. The Foundation will select one winner to attend the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly on May 22, 2017.

In order to apply for the scholarship, you do not have to submit the regular conference or package application. Please only complete the scholarship application. If you are not selected as the scholarship winner, and are still interested in attending, you may complete the regular conference or package application.