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Latin American and Caribbean Social Leadership Scholarship Program
Sponsored by W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Launched in 2014, The Latin American and Caribbean Social Leadership Scholarship Program is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The goal of the program is to empower local leaders from the Chiapas and Yucatan Peninsula areas of Mexico and in the central area and southwest coast of Haiti to address social issues facing their communities and to contribute to society as a whole.
The scholarship program also aims to support families by strengthening communities and creating conditions to propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and contributors to the larger community. Laspau is administering scholarships that will fund and train a total of 19 fellows to pursue non-degree programs, master’s programs, and PhD programs in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe over a five-year period.
Fields of study
The Latin American and Caribbean Social Leadership Scholarship Program supports study in fields (and related areas) that will have an impact on community development including:
- Child Development
- Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing
- Health Administration and Public Health (non-clinical studies only)
- Education and Learning
- Family Economic Security
- Civic Engagement
- Racial and Gender Equity
- Other fields related to local community development issues
Countries: Haiti | Mexico
Altos de Chiapas: Aldama | Chalchihuitán | Chenalhó | Mitontic | Pantelhó | Santiago el Pinar | San Juan Cancuc | Sitalá | Tenejapa
Yucatán Península: Oxkutzcab | Chankom | Tahdziú | Teabo | Tekom | Tixcacalpupul | Tixméhuac | Yaxcabá | Mayapán | Maní | Chikindzonot | Chacsinkín | Cantamayec | Hopelchén | Calakmul | José María Morelos
Southwest Corridor: Okay | Aken | Ilavach | Manich | Senlwidisid | Kavayon
Central Area: Mibalè | Akayè | Lachapèl | Sodo | Boucan Kare
Instructions for the new application period will be available soon.
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Haiti or Mexico
- Priority will be given to applicants of a rural or indigenous background who currently reside or have previously resided in one of the preferred areas, but applicants from other regions of Mexico and Haiti are also encouraged to apply.
- Have an undergraduate degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent (Typically, in Haiti, the equivalent is 7.0-10. Typically, in Mexico, the equivalent is 8.0-10. PhD candidates must have already completed a Master’s degree.)
- Should not be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada
- Demonstrate leadership capacity to create positive social change within communities in the aforementioned areas of Haiti and Mexico
- Applicants wanting to pursue a PhD in the United States or another English-speaking country must have a 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) or a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.
- Applicants wanting to pursue a master’s or non-degree program in the United States or another English-speaking country must have a 72 on the TOEFL (iBT) or a 6.0 overall band score on the IELTS