Our fellowship program equips emerging change agents with the skills, experiences, and tools necessary to become effective and ethical leaders, able to collaborate meaningfully and act responsibly across the street and across the world.
The Melton Fellowship is currently available to first- and second year students at the following Melton Foundation partner universities:
Joining the Melton Foundation gives you a window into the world and a global platform to make a difference in your community, country, continent and beyond.
As a Melton Fellow, you will:
The Melton Fellowship starts while you are in university. Through online learning, teamwork, projects, and travel to other parts of the world you will collaborate with Melton Fellows and partner organizations around the world to exercise your global citizenship muscle.
Our 2.5 year Global Citizenship Program is designed as extra-curricular, experiential-learning program that will fire up your can-do attitude and will-do motivation. Supported by mentors, you’ll acquire skills in areas such as design thinking, intercultural communications, teamwork, project management, impact measurement, ethical leadership and systems thinking as you work together with others in pursuit of collaborative solutions to challenges of today’s interconnected world. Project Teams, Acts of Global Citizenship, workshops and conferences at your university and in diverse global locations will be your fueling stations throughout your journey. After you graduate from the program, you will join our Senior Fellow network to bring about meaningful change in your growing spheres of influence – with the Melton Foundation acting alongside each step of the way.
Good news: We are not looking for fully developed global citizens, but for young people with the potential to become one!
Future Melton Fellows are …
Some of the characteristics we are looking for in applicants are:
Becoming a global citizen is a serious commitment – with yourself and the people around you. If selected into the fellowship, our commitment to you is to constantly support and challenge you on your path towards global citizenship – through learning, exposure, mentoring, travel and more. This, however, is only effective, if your are equally committed.
As a new Melton Fellow, you can expect the following during the 2.5 years of Global Citizenship Program:
Those are core activities through which you will build your capacity, grow your spheres of influence and – later, as Senior Fellow – make impact as a role model for global citizenship in your expanding network.
If you think you have what it takes to be a Melton Fellow and are studying in your first or second year at one of the following Melton Foundation partner universities:
If you cannot access the online application form, please get in contact with a Melton Foundation representative at your campus to discuss alternative ways to apply.
The deadline to submit your application for your specific university is as follows:
|Ashesi University College
|March 12th, 2018|
|BMS College of Engineering
|March 1st, 2018 (closed)|
|Universidad de la Frontera
|April 8th, 2018|
|March 20th, 2018|
We will only consider applications received before the application deadline at your university.
After each campus’ application deadline, we will invite up to 30 potential candidates from each campus to participate in an Assessment Center at your university. The Assessment Centers will take place at your respective university between April and early May 2018. Selected candidates will be informed about dates and other specifics ahead of time.
After each campus’ application deadline, we will invite up to 15 of the strongest candidates from each campus for a selection interview with a global selection team. The interviews will take place at your respective university between April and early June 2018. Finalists will be informed about the interview dates ahead of time.
We will accept a total of up to 20 New Fellows from these partner universities this year. Finalists will be informed in the second half of June 2018 whether their application has been successful.
Activities for selected New Fellows will start in July 2018, first in online settings and later in person at the New Fellow Orientation (dates and place to be confirmed).
When you join the almost 500 Melton Fellows around the world, you become part of a global network – for life. Melton Fellows from China to Chile, Germany to India, and Ghana to the United States, come together to learn about our different cultures, common challenges and unique solutions.