The application period for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) is now open.   The fellowship commonly referred to as Young African Leadership Institute Fellows is funded by the United States Government through their State Department and was initiated under former President Barack Obama and continued under current President Donald Trump.

The application will close on October 10, 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date.  Don’t wait until the last minute to complete your application. Prepare early and take the time to thoughtfully compose your answers before you fill out and submit your application.

The department has put together a publication with advice from former Fellows on successfully navigating the application process.  It can be accessed at The Fellowship Application Insider

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