The Obama Foundation Scholars Program

Eligibility Requirements

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from around the world who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
  • Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “tipping point” in their careers
  • Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
  • Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamwork


A complete application, submitted entirely online, includes the following materials:

Complete online application form

Access the online application form.

Résumé/curriculum vitae

The résumé/curriculum vitae should be a chronological listing of employment and educational history, academic endeavors and other significant activities. Applicants should include any awards, publications or other achievements they have received.


World Bank Youth Summit 2018

World Bank Youth Summit 2018: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital

December 3-4, 2018

1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event held by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most pressing topics facing their generation. The primary goals of the Summit are to (1) empower youth to explore innovative ideas for tackling development challenges, (2) provide youth with the tools to build and engage in impactful projects, and (3) promote dialogue between youth, the WBG, and other key stakeholders globally.

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MBA – Women’s Prospective Student Visit Day

large_wgYU-sHiw4LGmwQhli7oBBC5xJf_jlAzNFJ3yR1-FFwJointly sponsored by HBS MBA Admissions and the Women’s Student Association (WSA), this event is designed for prospective applicants to experience the MBA program at Harvard Business School. Over the course of the day, participants will have the opportunity to interact with students, faculty, and members of the MBA Admissions & Financial Aid team.

This is a unique opportunity to really get to know HBS. Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to sit in on a class, tour the campus and interact with members of the HBS community. You will have lunch with current students from our Women’s Student Association, hear from an alumnae panel, have a detailed Admissions and Financial Aid presentation and more. Continue reading