Mandela Washington Fellowship 2018

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

In 2018, the Fellowship will provide up to 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home. 


Participants must be between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission. However, exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered.


Applications for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship opened from September 13, 2017, and will close on October 11, 2017.


For further information and to apply, go to

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