Western Union Foundation to fund scholarship opportunity to One Young World Summit


Western Union Foundation scholarships for young leaders

Western Union Foundation scholarships for young leaders

Western Union callesd out to young leaders aged 18-30, passionate about making an extraordinary impact on migrant or refugee communities.

A funded scholarship opportunity to attend the One Young World Summit was open to social entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting refugees, or working to support refugee causes, or a leader dedicated to migrant, refugee, and underserved communities.

Empowering migrants and refugees to live better lives

Across the globe, more than 65 million people have been forced to leave their homes and start over, and all too often it's these circumstances that come to define them. But these global citizens are so much more.

Through partnerships with NGOs around the world, the Western Union Foundation works to empower migrants and refugees to create better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

And so the Western Union Foundation partnered with One Young World to offer a Western Union Foundation One Young World Delegate Scholarship for three (3) young people to attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands.

What was included?

Up to three young people from around the world were invited to attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague. The scholarship entitiesd the successful delegates to:

  • cost of travel to and from The Hague (flights in economy), plus a stipend for ground transportation to/from the airport, hotel and Summit venue

  • hotel accommodation 

  • catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Summit.

  • transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue

  • summit hand-outs and support materials

  • discretionary funds to provide for emergency out of pocket expenses while in The Hague up to a maximum of £250.00 per delegate

What were the eligibility criteria?

Candidates of any background between the ages of 18 and 30 who are working to support refugee and/or migrant communities were eligible for this scholarship.  

Successful sponsored delegates demonstrated:

  • 3evidenced commitment to creating social impact within migrant or refugee communities.

  • leadership ability in their chosen cause or issue.

  • capacity for innovation and values-driven problem-solving.

  • concern for local and global issues.

  • ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas.

  • ability to work towards a shared goal through teamwork and collaboration

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