“..this program is going to help all of you make a real difference back home.”
- President Barack Obama to the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows
I hope you are ready! The application period for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative, is now open. Apply now: yali.state.gov/apply Visit the site for helpful tips to complete your application and enhance your presentation. You’ll find:
  • Program eligibility criteria and the application instructions;
  • Ideas on how to summarize your accomplishments, experience and talents;
  • Advice from Mandela Washington Fellows about the application process;
  • Free YALI Network Online Courses on leadership and public speaking.
Don’t rush to complete your application - you have until November 11, 2015 to thoughtfully compose and review your answers. You can’t edit your application after you submit and you will be disqualified if you submit more than one. Good luck! Sincerely, Macon Phillips Coordinator, Bureau of International Information Programs U.S. Department of State P.S. If you are looking for more information about the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship application, stay tuned to the YALI Network Facebook page for more details on an upcoming #YALICHAT from October 7-9th.