Type of Funding
Young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth are invited to apply for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Scholarship for One Young World Summit to attend the One Young World Summit 2019, which will be held in London from 22 to 25 October 2019.
Delegates will participate in 4 days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. All delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance.
The Scholarship in particular is looking to provide financial support to young leaders who are active in 1 of the following areas:
- Achieving change through sport
- Preserving and protecting the environment
- Creating healthier communities
- Increasing access to quality education
Recipients of the scholarship will gain free access to the One Young World Summit 2019. Their hotel accommodation (shared basis) will be covered from 22 October to 25 October 2019. Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided, as will be transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue. Summit handouts and support materials will be given to the delegates. The cost of travel to and from London will also be covered.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, who are nationals of Commonwealth countries (see the Official Website for all eligible countries).
Applicants must have evidenced commitment to delivering positive change in at least 1 of the 4 areas mentioned above (Sport, Environment, Health or Education). They need to be able to demonstrate the capacity for leadership and are working to address key local and/or global issues. They must possess a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas.
Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous One Young World Summits, as well as to first-time Summit attendees (who are not OYW Ambassadors).
Applications are to be done online by 5 May 2019.