Friday, March 4, 2011

African Women Public Service Fellowship - NYU Wagner, New York

Wagner announces a call for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship, a fellowship program made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which expands the opportunity for African women to prepare for public service in their home countries. As fellows at NYU Wagner, African women study in one of two graduate programs: the two-year Master of Public Administration or the one-year Executive MPA: Concentration on International Public Service Organizations

Eligibility
Applicants must be citizens and resident in an African country at the time of application. NYU Wagner's admissions committee pays particular attention to applications from women who possess strong academic records; who have a demonstrated commitment to public service; and for whom a Wagner education would significantly enhance their ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in their home country and region.

Criteria  
Prior academic performance
Relevant course work completed
Work experience (professional, internships, or volunteer)
Statement of purpose
Recommendations
Standardized test scores (GRE or GMAT scores are strongly recommended, but not required)
TOEFL and TWE scores for applicants whose undergraduate or graduate education was not in English

Amount of Award
The awards will support tuition, housing, travel to and from the United States and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses

Application
Further information and application procedures can be obtained from

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