The Native Leadership Scholarship (NLS) program has announced a funding opportunity for women pursuing non-doctoral level graduate education in human rights, sustainable development, and public health. NLS creates educational opportunities for women around the world who are grassroots leaders, organizers, and activists demonstrating financial need, and endorses non-traditional leaders who model change while using imaginative methodologies. Four to six scholarships will be awarded in amounts ranging up to US$25,000 per academic year for a maximum of two years; awards are paid directly to the institution in a student's account. Pre-applications for the 2006-07 academic year will be available on the NLS program Web site, from January 1–March 25, 2006.
Eligible candidates must be committed to grassroots organizing and the needs of her community or indigenous group; have proof of a bachelor's or a higher degree; possess at least three years of work experience dealing with critical human rights concerns; be accepted into a non-doctoral graduate program at an accredited university for full-time study/research related to her work experience; show evidence of financial need for educational support; and intend to return to her home country to work, utilizing training and research acquired in the study program. Because NLS is committed to promoting the strengthening of research and of institutions of higher learning in the Global South, students are encouraged to study in their home country or region, provided that the educational institution is accredited for higher education. For more information, see the NLS program Web site, or send an email to: email@example.com.
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[Native Leadership Scholarship Program] December 28, 2005