Hansen Leadership Institute Scholarship 2024 for US and Non-US Citizens

Leadership Program Short Program in Leadership
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : January 15, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4773
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Leadership
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 3 Weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

If you are a U.S. or an international student willing to enhance your leadership skills, you can apply to a fully funded leadership program sponsored by the Hansen Foundation. The Hansen Leadership Institute (HLI) provides scholarship and team-building, public speaking, negotiation, and mediation training for international challenge solutions. Following are the three main categories that you can benefit from:

Leadership Training at HLI:

HLI specializes in training Hansen Fellows in effective, ethical, and visionary leadership principles and practices. Communication and public speaking skills are honed to ensure impactful leadership. Recent expansions include a focus on gender issues in leadership. The three-week intensive program transforms into a dynamic virtual hub where Hansen alumni connect, engage, and support each other’s peace and community-building projects.

Mediation and Conflict Resolution:

HLI excels in providing top-notch training in mediation and conflict resolution, emphasizing the art of peace-making and developing interpersonal skills. Fellows are equipped to communicate across cultural and political divisions, emphasizing reconciliation and restorative justice. Human rights training, led by a seasoned human rights activist, is integral to addressing conflicts.

International Cooperation and Lifelong Connections:

At the core of HLI is cultivating deep friendships and solidarity among Fellows from worldwide conflict zones. Graduates become lifelong members of an international community, fostering opportunities for service, education, and cross-border friendships. The three-week program serves as an annual experiment in international cooperation, transforming initially diverse roommates from warring countries into close friends with a shared commitment to peace.

Important Details

  • Application Deadlines:
    1. For International Applicants: January 15, 2024 (11:30 Pacific Time)
    2. For US Students: March 15, 2024  (11:30 Pacific Time)
  • Result Announcement: Mid to late March 2024
  • Program Start Date: July 1-23, 2024
  • Host Country: United States of America
  • Institution: University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Science
  • Location: San Diego, United States
  • Funded by: Fred J. Hansen Foundation
  • Financial assistance: Fully funded

Benefits of the Hansen Leadership Institute Scholarship

Hansen Summer Institute will provide the following expenses to the selected candidates:

  • International airfare costs
  •  Visa costs and necessary documentation to assist in your U.S. visa application
  • Health insurance assistance
  • Accommodations and food
  • All costs of the program
  • All visits during the program
  • Opportunity to meet the political and business leaders

Requirements for non-US students

  • Applicant must be an upper-division undergraduate with two years of college or university or a graduate student with a professional interest in international relations, international economic development, or a related field.
  • Applicant must be 20-25 years of age at the start of the program
  • Applicant must hold experience and proof of leadership potential outside of the classroom in the community, country, or region.
  • Have an academic advisor to verify the student’s English proficiency
  • Have a professor confirm in writing the applicant’s command of English.
  • Have a current international passport and, if necessary, a U.S. visa before the program’s start date.
  • Those who have never visited the US will be given preference.

Requirements for US students

  • Have two years of college or university experience and a professional interest in international relations, diplomacy, international economic development, or related fields, upper-division undergraduates or graduate students.
  • When the program begins, participants must be between 20 and 25.
  • Must have shown potential for leadership outside of the classroom in the community, the country, or the region.
  • Successful candidates must have worked outside the classroom in community service, another public service, or a non-governmental organization to demonstrate leadership potential. It is necessary to have a recommendation form from such a group or organization.

How to Apply?

Applicants can apply online by entering the link below:

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For more information about the Hansen Leadership Institute Scholarship, please visit Hansen Institute’s website or read the FAQs.

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