about the program

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Next Young Leaders Program is an all-new program led by high school senior, Agha Haider, focused on providing high school seniors (in the class of 2022) with an opportunity to navigate the college process, be mentored by a professional, and receive a scholarship towards their college education.

One $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding individual who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, academic excellence, and more. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based out of the United States, and five £1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based out of the United Kingdom. Students planning to attend a college in Australia and students applying to a college in the United States or the United Kingdom, but who are outside of the country are also eligible to apply. Each awardee will also be paired up with a mentor who will work with them over the course of their senior year. 

Eligibility

- High school juniors (U.S.) or year 12 students (U.K.) are eligible to apply to this program.

- Applicants must plan to pursue a college education after their last year of high school. Those who plan to take a gap year are not eligible for this program.

- Scholarship funds can only be used towards funding the awardee's college education. If tuition and other fees are already covered, the awardee may utilize the funding for supplies, food, or other college expenses.

Interviews For Semi-finalists

Semi-finalists are notified between mid-June and early August. A series of virtual events including an interview will take place in July/August 2021. Finalists must attend these virtual events and interview to remain in contention for this program.

TIMELINE

March 15th - Eligibility Form & Application Form Opens
August 1st at 5:00pm CST - Eligibility Form Closes (the deadline has been extended)
**All applicants who submit the eligibility form after Aug. 1st will automatically be added to a waitlist. If space becomes available within the program, applicants will be notified. 
Rolling - Semi-Finalists Announced
August - Finalists Announced 
August - Virtual Ceremony & Program Commencement 

This timeline is subject to change. We highly recommend that all applicants submit their eligibility form at least two weeks prior to the August 1st deadline to ensure that there is ample time to complete the application form.