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Apply! CITY OF CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROJECT

VSOApplication Deadline: 30th march 2015

Details

The City of Cape Town, VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and Skillshare International invites

Youth aged 17-18 to take part in an exchange project on YOUTH LEADERSHIP THROUGH SPORT.

It is an exchange program for a group of 16 youth (8 boys and 8 girls) which focuses on youth leadership through sport. The project will be residential for both the Nigerian and South African youth participating in the program. Accommodation, meals and program activity will be provided for participants for the duration of the program-7 days. Travel to Cape Town will be the

Responsibility of the participants as will any costs incurred if you decide to stay in Cape Town longer than 7 days.

 

Eligibility

  • Resident and citizen of Nigeria
  • must be  Aged 17-18
  • Actively involved in any sport.
  • Positive and realistic commitment to the program
  • A genuine commitment to learning – YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Self confidence
  • Ability to work with others in a team

For further enquiries email Kingsley or David

To apply Click  Here

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Apply! The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015

RCS

Application Deadline: 1st May 2015

The Royal Commonwealth Society is inviting young people to share their hopes and concerns for the future, thereby generating an important youth perspective and Commonwealth wide dialogue as the international community gathers to set development goals for the next 15 years. The competition is open to young writers aged 18 and under who are living in, or a national of, a Commonwealth country or territory. All entries must be in English and are to be submitted online.

Topic: 

Answers can be submitted in number of formats, for example: poem, letter, folk tale, script or essay. Multiple submissions are not allowed and will lead to disqualification.

Junior Category-

Born after 1st May 2001 (under 14 years)

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of being young?
  • Imagine what the world will be like when you are an old person.
  • I am the future!
  • Imagine you are a young person living in a different part of the Commonwealth. What is life like for you?

Senior Category-

Born between 2nd May 1996 and 1st May 2001 (14-18 years)

  • What do you hope to achieve in your lifetime?
  • In 2030 you will no longer be young. What changes would you like to see in the world in 15 years’ time?
  • Youth versus experience.
  • Fresh perspectives. What can a young Commonwealth offer?

Eligibility:

  • The Competition is open to nationals or residents of all Commonwealth countries and territories. Note: Special dispensation applies to entrants from Hong Kong, Fiji and Zimbabwe who are entitled to enter the Competition.
  • Entrants must select a Senior or Junior topic depending on their age on 1st May 2015. Please see flyer for age guidelines.
  • Only one essay per entrant is allowed. Once an essay is submitted, students/teachers will not have the opportunity to revise it. Please carefully check and improve you writing before submitting the final copy, and also ensure that all supplementary information is filled in correctly (name, contact details, topic number, etc.)
  • Entries must be written in English.
  • The maximum word counts are 1500 words for Senior entries and 750 words for Junior entries. These word limits apply to all topics and all formats (essay, poem, letter, etc). Exceeding the word count will result in automatic disqualification.

Awards:

  • Winners will be flown to London for a week of cultural and educational visits, culminating in a special award event in November 2015.
  • Runners-up will be recognized in national award events.
  • All four top entries will be published by the RCS.
  • A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be made in both the Junior and Senior categories, and participants who do not receive an award will be entitled to a certificate of participation.

Entries:

The 2015 entries has to be submitted online at their official website or in cases where secure internet is an issue can be send by post to: FAO Commonwealth Essay Competition
THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY
7-11 St Matthew Street
London
SW1P 2JT

The results will be announced early September 2015.

For more details, visit Here

Apply! Commonwealth Education good Practice Award 2015 Lunched

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Application Deadline: 16th February 2015

The 2015 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards were launched today at Marlborough House in London by Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj and Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner of The Bahamas.

The awards, which will be presented at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in The Bahamas, recognise programmes, policies, projects or strategies that have made a positive difference to school students, their teachers, or the education system of a country.

Mr Maharaj said: “What has worked well in one of our member states may well deliver results in another. By sharing news or successes and such experiences we can offer practical support to fellow practitioners and educational establishments across the Commonwealth.”

Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner of The Bahamas said: “The Bahamas believes everyone benefits when we invest in education. We are confident that all of us at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers have what it takes to move the debate of development and education forward.”

The awards have been growing steadily in size and reputation with the previous round attracting a significant number of submissions from 27 countries. The first prize was won by a community-based project from Rwanda which judges felt addressed the immediate need for an expansion of education after the devastation of the 1994 genocide.

The Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards were introduced in 2006 at the 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in South Africa to celebrate positive and promising practices in education throughout the Commonwealth.

Submissions are open to education ministries and institutions, schools and civil society organisations from around the Commonwealth and will be evaluated by independent adjudicators on their relevance to the local context, measurable impact, sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness, community involvement, and ability to be replicated.

To apply click Here

Apply! 2015 International Citizen Service (ICS) Youth Exchange Programme

Application Deadline:ICS logo 8th February 2015

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government.

It gives you the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful contribution to fighting poverty, and to gain valuable skills that will stay with you long after the 12-week placement is complete.

ICS is demanding but hugely rewarding – both in its own right and as a stepping stone to future job opportunities and to help you play a part in making your world a better place

Are you…
Motivated?
Positive and realistic?
Flexible and adaptable?
Good at working with others?
Up for the challenge of a lifetime?

Apply! Allan Gray Fellowship for South Africans 2015

AGF

Application Deadline:

South Africa Grade 12: 30th April 2015

South Africa First year university Students: 31st August 2015

The foundation offers the exceptional Allen Gray Fellowship to South Africa pioneering bright young students. Interested applicants can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university. The Fellowship application is open to learners and students from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The Fellowship selection team aims to correctly select talented individuals from the Southern African region so that the Fellowship is awarded to individuals that are most able to leverage this opportunity. Fellowship applicants need to fulfill the criteria indicated below.

General Selection Criteria

Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:

  • Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.
  • Intellectual Imagination: Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
  • Courageous Commitment: The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
  • Spirit of Significance: A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
  • Personal Initiative: A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting

Eligibility:

Apart from being entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfil:

South Africa Grade 12

  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile (refer to General Selection Criteria above)
  • Intention to study for a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy, or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch or UP
  • Level 5 in Pure Mathematics for Grade 11 results
  • Level 6 average for Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 31 July 2015
  • You cannot be older than 21 years of age in the year of your application

How to Apply

  • Download and complete an application form. You can also SMS “Gr12 and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you
  • Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to, 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town or to 8th Floor, Forum Building, Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg. Alternatively post it to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008
  • If you are in Grade 12, write the National Benchmark Test by 31 July 2015
  • Applications close Wednesday, 30 April 2015. No late applications will be accepted.

South Africa 1st Year University

  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile (see General Selection Criteria above)
  • Studying towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring Politics, Philosophy or Economics),  Engineering or Law
  • Studying at the following universities WITS, UJ, UCT,NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, TSiBA, UFS or UP
  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2015 mid-year (June) exam results
  • You cannot be older than 22 years of age in the year of your application

How to Apply

  • Download and complete an application form
  • You can also SMS “1st Year and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you
  • Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to, 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town or to 8th Floor, Forum Building, Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg. Alternatively post it to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008
  • Applications Close Friday, 31 August 2015. No late applications will be accepted.

 

To apply click here

Apply! New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship 2015

NZIDRS

Application Deadline: 15th July 2015

The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. The NZIDRS are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.

Value of the Scholarship

The NZIDRS covers:

  • New Zealand University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years
  • An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 per year for three years (NZ$2083.33 per month for 36 months)
  • Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually for 3 years

Approved Disciplines

Recipients can undertake PhD study in any discipline.

Approved Universities

Recipients can undertake PhD study at any of New Zealand’s eight Universities:

AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection Criteria

The NZIDRS are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the PhD research for New Zealand.  Applications must propose research that has a clear, tangible and positive effect on:

  • New Zealand’s economy, in terms of international trade and business development in key sectors
  • Or, New Zealand’s population in terms of health and safety
  • Or, Research and scholarship in the above two areas

Eligibility

You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.

  1. You can be a citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia or Fiji
  2. You must hold a minimum equivalent GPA of 3.6/4.0 OR an A to A+ average or in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  3. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  4. You must meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme at a New Zealand University :this includes having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency
  5. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 15 January 2015

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete an NZIDRS Application Form (available below)
  2. Answer all questions by completing all fields and submit your form along with ALL required documents to Education New Zealand.

To apply click here

Apply! Global Dialogue Story-Creating Contest 2015

GDC2015Application Deadline: March 31st 2015

“It’s because I have something I want to say, and I want my voice to be heard!”

That is by far the most common answer when participants in Global Dialogues contests – over 200,000 young people from 75 countries so far – are asked why they took part.

In the Global Dialogues contests, young people across the world speak out by creating stories for short films about issues such as HIV/AIDS, sexuality, violence against women, or drugs, alcohol and sex.

The contests is a unique opportunity for young people to break the ice on taboo subjects and share their views with others – including members of their own family – often for the first time in their lives.

Participants create fictional stories or tell true stories that they have experienced and want people to know about. All the stories are studied by juries who not only select the winners, but also gain a much deeper understanding of young people’s thoughts and feelings. The jurors’ main job is to listen and to learn from young people; they then share that new knowledge with key decision makers.

Winning ideas are turned into Global Dialogues films by some of the planet’s premier directors and by emerging cinema talents, reaching over 200,000,000 people online and on TV every year.

 Voices heard, loud and clear!

Contest Prizes:

The contest will be examined by series of juries.

Grand Prize: US$2,500

Second Prize: US$1,250

Third Prize: US$625

Winners will reciev their prizes on or before August 31st 2015 at the address the give on their participant questionnaire. Only one prize will be given to each winning team. The juries decisions are final.

We hope that you will consider participating either by creating stories yourself or – if you’re over 24 – supporting young people in their efforts and spreading the word about the Global Dialogues contests. Thank you!
Read more Here

Apply! International Student Energy Summit (ISES)2015

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The International Student Energy Summit (ISES) is a global forum that focuses on sustainable resource management and the role that students will play in defining the future of energy development. ISES is Student Energy’s pinnacle event and targets international, multidisciplinary post secondary students in undergraduate and graduate studies interested in energy. The ISES program focuses on three main pillars that address today’s key energy issues:

  • Markets & Regulation
  • Global Energy Dynamics
  • Technology & Innovation

ISES occurs every 2 years at academic institutions around the world.The internationally recognized event has brought high profile energy leaders such as Connie Hedegaard (EU Commissioner for Climate Action), and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri (Nobel Laureate and Chair of the IPCC). The latest summit brought over 500 students from over 60 countries.

The ISES event theme is “connecting the unconnected” and will combine the vision of “striving forward” and leaving no one behind”

Eligibility:

The conference is built specifically for students and is diverse in format

Student members receive a 50% discount to attend ISES. If you are not yet a member you can purchase membership with your conference attendance to take advantage of the discount.

Registration:

Registration will be available in two terms – Early Bird and Normal. Our conference prices and bursary information are outlined below.  Please note that members of Student Energy receive a 50% discount to attend ISES. If you are not yet a member you can purchase a membership with your conference attendance to take advantage of the discount.

Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration will be open from January 15th until April 4th. Delegates who sign up during this time will receive a significant price discount. our conference pricing  until April 4th is outlined below:

Early Bird – $680
Early Bird SE Members (code required) – $340
Early Bird + $19 Student Energy Membership – $359

Second Term (Normal Registration)

Normal registration will be open from April 5th until May 17th. Delegates who apply in normal registration stage will have a normal price.

Regular Price – $850
Regular SE Members (code required) – $425
Regular Price + $19 Student Energy Membership – $444

Delegate Registration Fee Include:

  • Access to all plenary and break-out sessions hosted by world energy experts and leaders
  • All meals for the duration of the event
  • Accommodations for 3 nights
  • Access to networking and social events
  • Transportation from delegates hotel to the venue
  • Conference kit
  • Booklet and Guidebook for Delegates

To register click Here

 

 

 

Apply! FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship 2015

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Application Deadline: 27th February 2015

FINCAD is keenly aware that the majority of practitioners in the capital markets industry are men, and that the trend to include more women in the industry is not as rapid as it should be.

For these reasons, FINCAD established the annual FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program. The goal is to encourage and support outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly relating to the use of derivatives in capital markets and/or financial risk management, and give them an opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge.

The FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program offers an award of US$10,000 to support graduate-level studies.

The scholarship is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in a graduate-level program.

For more details, please download the application form

Apply! Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship programme

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Please visit: http://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/teep/