COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLY NOW

The Community Engagement Exchange Scholarship 2021 APPLY NOW (CEE) Program is a dynamic global network of innovators working with communities to address critical 21st Century issues. CEE equips dedicated visionaries with the expertise, skills, and resources to develop multisector approaches and build healthy and engaged communities in over 100 countries.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLY NOW

A transformational leadership development experience, CEE is a year-long program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 20-27, to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, specifically on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLY NOW

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Competition for the Community Engagement Exchange Program is merit-based. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee. Applicants receiving top scores will be chosen as semifinalists and asked to complete an interview.
Semifinalists will also be required to take an English language exam or submit recent TOEFL or IELTS scores. Finalists and alternates will be selected, pending their performance on their interviewers and English language exam.
Fellowship Summary
Host Country: United States
Study Abroad: Study in USA
Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Fellowships
Eligible Countries: 100 Countries including Nigeria
Reward: Full sponsorship
Deadline: December 23, 2020
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Fellowship Details
components include:

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLY NOW

Three-month Fellowship in the United States: IREX matches CEE fellows to civil society organizations throughout the United States. Designated supervisors and peers support the fellows through a three-month, hands-on professional fellowship.

Leadership and Civic Engagement Academy: CEE Fellows explore the program themes through interactive curriculum that includes service learning, face-to-face trainings, mentorship, professional coaching, and inclusion in a global network.
Community Engagement Project (CEP): With the help of their U.S. host organization and mentors, CEE fellows design and plan a community engagement project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.

Community Engagement Project (CEP) Exchange: Select U.S. hosts and Global Leaders will travel to a CEE Alumnus’ country and work collaboratively to support the fellow’s project implementation and bring back what they learn to strengthen communities across the United States or their home country.

Fellowship Requirements
Competition for the CEE Program is merit-based and open to emerging civil society and community leaders who meet the criteria below. Applications that do not meet these eligibility requirements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the selection committee. Please note that the U.S. Department of State and IREX reserve the right to verify all the information included in an individual’s application. If there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the applicant will immediately be disqualified.
You are between the ages of 20 and 27 as of November 1, 2020
You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed below
You are living and working in your home country at the time of application
Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLY NOW

You are working on a community engagement initiative in your home country, either in a professional or volunteer capacity, with a vision to pursue a career working to support civil society
You have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application
Semifinalists will be required to take or submit recent scores for a TOEFL or IELTS English language test

You are available to travel to the U.S. for three months from October 2021 to January 2022
You are committed to returning to your home country to complete a community-based project or CEE “Community Engagement Project (CEP)”
You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have not applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three years
You are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa
Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement before applying for CEE

You are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program and
You are not a current employee of or consultant for the U.S. Department of State or IREX or an immediate family member.
Fellowship Duration and Reward
Fellowship components include:

The program covers the cost of most expenses associated with:
J-1 visa support
Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.
Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S. and
Accident and sickness insurance
Three-month Fellowship in the United States: IREX matches CEE fellows to civil society organizations throughout the United States.

Designated supervisors and peers support the fellows through a three-month, hands-on professional fellowship.
Leadership and Civic Engagement Academy: CEE Fellows explore the program themes through interactive curriculum that includes service learning, face-to-face trainings, mentorship, professional coaching, and inclusion in a global network.

Community Engagement Project (CEP): With the help of their U.S. host organization and mentors, CEE fellows design and plan a community engagement project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.

Community Engagement Project (CEP) Exchange: Select U.S. hosts and Global Leaders will travel to a CEE Alumnus’ country and work collaboratively to support the fellow’s project implementation and bring back what they learn to strengthen communities across the United States or their home country.

Eligible Countries
Africa: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe,

East Asia and the Pacific: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam,

Europe and Eurasia: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine,

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories,
South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay

Method of Application
Applications that are mailed, faxed or emailed to IREX will not be accepted. Please direct any questions after reading this document to Apply.CEE@irex.org.
When completing the application, please note:

Questions that are marked with a red asterisk must be answered. If a required question does not apply to you, enter N/A (not applicable).
Do not translate the spelling of names or addresses into English. Please use only the English alphabet. Do not use accent marks and do not translate your name. For example: José would be Jose; Gonçalves would be Goncalves.
Applications that are not completed in English will be disqualified.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP 2021 APPLY NOW

Applications must be completed solely by the applicant. Individuals requiring assistance because of a disability should provide this information in the application.
Individuals may only submit one application. If an applicant submits two applications using different email addresses, then the individual will be disqualified.
Applications must be submitted by December 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) to be considered

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