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CSLA Fully Funded Scholarships for Masters Students, 2014

Civil Society Leadership Awards provides fully funded scholarships to pursue one to two year graduate programs at the host universities across Asia, Europe and North America. The program aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities. Students of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Laos, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are eligible for these scholarships. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should apply for admission to each university of interest by the deadline posted for that institution.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in the following fields: Development Studies, Public Health & Health Management, Education Management & Leadership, Law & Human Rights, Public Policy & Administration, Environment & Resource Management, Social Work & Social Policy, Politics, Economics & International Studies and Select Humanities & Social Sciences. CSLA does not provide funding for foreign language teaching degrees, business administration, physical sciences, engineering or medical degrees.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree at the host universities.
Scholarship Provider: Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Asia, Europe, and North America

Eligibility: The program aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities. The students of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Laos, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan can apply for these fully funded scholarships.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Laos, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan can apply for these fully funded scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully funded master’s level scholarships at a network of universities across Asia, Europe, and North America. These awards support one to two year graduate programs in the various fields. The program aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): These fully funded scholarships are offered for one to two year graduate programs.

What does it cover? CSLA is a fully funded scholarship for Master’s level study. Successful applicants will receive the following support: Tuition and mandatory university fees, Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses, Program-related travel, Accident and sickness insurance during the program, Funds for educational materials and professional development, All costs associated with an annual student conference, Possible internship support and Pre-university writing program in July or August that prepares finalist for the rigors of graduate level academic study. The scholarship does not provide funding for dependent family members.

Selection Criteria: Criteria for selection will include academic merit and potential for contributing to the development of civil society in the countries listed. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should apply for admission to each university of interest by the deadline posted for that institution. Those candidates shortlisted for admission may be interviewed online or in person by a selection committee, and may be asked to provide additional essays regarding their career goals.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the following: a) admitted to the university with CSLA funding; b) admitted to the university without CSLA funding; c) not admitted to the university and therefore not eligible for CSLA funding.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a graduate degree application directly to one or more of the host university program(s).  Graduate applications must be submitted prior to each university’s application deadline. Applicants are welcome to apply to more than one university. Applications to universities not listed are not eligible for this award. After submitting a graduate application to a host university, applicants should register with CSLA directly.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline of each partner university except (The University of Hong Kong) for CSLA Consideration is March 1 2014.

Note: Graduate applications must be submitted prior to each university’s application deadline. For the information about specific academic programs, application procedure and admission deadline, please visit the partner university website.

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