Our fellowship equips emerging change agents with skills, tools, and the global vision to become effective and ethical leaders, able to collaborate meaningfully and act responsibly across the street and across the world.
Are you a student at a Melton Foundation partner university, serious about social change, and motivated to make a difference in the world?
Apply to the Melton Fellowship and embark on a life-changing journey together with peers across the globe!
Joining the Melton Foundation gives you a new perspective on the world and global platform to make a difference in your community and beyond.
As a Melton Fellow, you will:
The Melton Fellowship starts while you are in university. Through online learning, global teamwork, and collaborative projects you will exercise your global citizenship muscle.
Our 2.5 year Global Citizenship Program is designed as extra-curricular program that will fire up your can-do attitude and will-do motivation to become the critical thinker and global problem-solver you aspire to be. Supported by our global network of mentors and partner organizations, you’ll acquire skills in areas such as intercultural communications, teamwork, design thinking, project management, storytelling, 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, and global workshops and conferences will be your fueling stations.
After graduating from the program, you will join our Senior Fellow network, where you will find the stimulus and support needed as you take your own initiatives forward and continue to drive change in your growing spheres of influence.
We are looking for emerging problem solvers with the curiosity, potential, and motivation to become active global citizens!
Melton Fellows …
Some of the characteristics we are looking for in candidates:
Becoming a global citizen is a serious commitment – and fellows are expected to be active and engaged throughout the program. 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 you 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 leadership capacity, grow your spheres of influence and – later, as Senior Fellow – make impact as a global problem solver in your expanding network.
The first and most important step is to submit your written Fellowship Application, along with at least one Letter of Recommendation.
Click here to download your Letter of Recommendation template.
Please note that enrollment requirements and application deadlines differ depending on the university you are applying from. Here’s what you need to know at one glance:
|Partner University||Enrollment Requirements to Apply||Application Deadline|
|Ashesi University College
(Greater Accra, Ghana)
|1st and 2nd year students||15 April 2019|
|BMS College of Engineering
|1st and 2nd year students||10 April 2019|
(New Orleans, USA)
|recruitment paused in 2019|
|Friedrich Schiller Universität
|1st and 2nd year students||12 May 2019|
|Universidad de la Frontera
|2nd and 3rd year students||14 April 2019|
|1st year students||7 April 2019|
We will only consider applications received by the indicated deadline.
Following the above indicated deadline(s), we will evaluate written applications and invite suited candidates to participate in an Assessment Center. The Assessment Center will take place at your respective university approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline.
Selected candidates will be informed about dates and other specifics ahead of time.
Following the Assessment Center(s), we will invited the strongest candidates from each campus for an interview with a global selection team. The interviews will take place at your respective university approximately 2-4 weeks following the Assessment Center.
Finalists will be informed about the interview dates ahead of time.
Following the Assessment Center, the global selection team will select the best suited finalists from across the globe to join the Melton Foundation.
We will award no more than 20 Fellowships this year. Finalists will be informed in June 2019 whether their application has been successful.
Activities for selected Melton Fellows will start in July 2019, first in online settings and later in person at the New Fellow Orientation (dates and place to be confirmed).