Update your status of this scholarship

Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program

icon Masters

icon Law

Open to applicants from Africa

icon  Georgetown University

icon Always Open

icon Only tuition fees, Fellowship covers full tuition fess

 

Get the best abroad education loan at free of cost

WeMakeScholars initiative is supported by the Govt. of India; associated with 10+ public/private banks & NBFCs.

Details about Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program

Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program is offered for Masters degree in the field of Law. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is Always Open. This scholarship is provided by Georgetown University and the value of this scholarship is Only tuition fees, Fellowship covers full tuition fess . This scholarship is open for: Open to applicants from Africa.

  • Deadline: Always Open
  • Scholarship value: Only tuition fees, Fellowship covers full tuition fess

The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women's human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers.  Over 80 women's human rights advocates from Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe have participated in the LAWA Program, and we hope to include Fellows from additional countries in the future.

The entire LAWA Fellowship Program is approximately 14 months long (from July of the first year through August of the following year), after which the LAWA Fellows return home to continue advocating for women's rights in their own countries. The LAWA Program starts in July, when the Fellows attend the Georgetown Law Center's Foundations of American Law and Legal Education course. From August through May, the LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.)degree at Georgetown with an emphasis on international women's human rights and complete a major graduate research on a significant women's rights issue in their home countries. After graduation, the LAWA Fellows then have an opportunity to engage in challenging work assignments for three months (June through August) at various public interest organizations to learn about different advocacy strategies to advance women's human rights, before returning home to continue advancing women's human rights in their own countries.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the LAWA Fellowship programme:-

  • Candidates who are awarded a LAWA Fellowship must be prepared to cover the costs of all additional expenses (such as visas, travel, housing, utilities, food, clothing, health insurance, books, fees, etc.).  Candidates must be able to demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy for visa purposes that they have the full amount of funds available to cover these expenses at the time of their visa application. This totals over U.S. $25,845. For the summer internship portion, students need to show $2,232 per month, for the 2 to 3 month internship period.  These costs are significantly less if you can affirm that you are staying with family in the Washington, DC area.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply for individual funding, or seek support from their employers.  The LAWA Program does not have the capacity to assist with these efforts.  Please refer to this for a sample budget from the last school year.
  • You must be a women’s human rights lawyer from Africa to be considered. Preference is given to those who are currently living and working in Africa, and who do not already have an advanced degree. Men who are committed to women’s human rights are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • As a requirement of participation in the LAWA Program, all applicants must commit to return home to their own countries upon completion of the Fellowship, and to use their best professional efforts to advance women’s human rights in their counties throughout their careers.
  • You must have strong English language skills both written and oral. Language problems have been the primary barrier to success for LAWA Fellows.
  • The program will require candidates to become profession in using computers for drafting papers and conducting research. Candidates are encouraged to learn basic computer skills before arrival in order to make this transition easier

 

Updated on: 28 Nov, 2016

Source : Georgetown University
Disclaimer: All Content, Logo and Company names are registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.
DHL discount

More about Georgetown University

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States. Located in Washington's historic Georgetown neighborhood, the university's main campus is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown's law school is located on Capitol Hill, and the university has auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey and Qatar.

FAQs

  1. Can I get an education loan to study abroad at Georgetown University

    Yes, you can secure an education loan to study abroad at Georgetown University. Education loans are of two types- Collateral and non collateral. Collateral includes either: Immovable property – a house or a flat or land (or) liquid security – an FD, or LIC or shares or bonds. Agricultural lands are not accepted by any bank for education loan.

    Public banks like SBI, BOB offer these types of education loans. There are many NBFCs who offer Non-collateral education loans. Apply for the best education loan to study abroad.

  2. When is the deadline of Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program ?

    The deadline of Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program is Always Open

  3. For which degree is Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program offered for?

    Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program is offered to Masters degree

  4. For which field is Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program offered for?

    Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program is offered for Law

  5. Who can apply for Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program ?

    Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program is open for: Open to applicants from Africa

  6. Who is offering Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program ?

    Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program is offered by Georgetown University

  7. What is the funding covered in Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program ?

    Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program Covers Only tuition fees, Fellowship covers full tuition fess

  8. Where can Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program can be taken at?

    Leadership And Advocacy For Women In Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program can be taken at
  9. What are the updated 10 scholarships for Masters students in 2021?

    Master scholarships, 2021:

    See more Masters Scholarships

  10. What are the other scholarship for Law and Public Policy students 2021?

    List of Law and Public Policy scholarships, 2021:

    See more Law and Public Policy Scholarships

  11. What are the top 10 international scholarships for Indian students?

    Scholarships 2021-22 for Indian Students to Study in India & Abroad :

    See more Scholarships for Indian students

  12. What are the other scholarships for Master Law and Public Policy students?

    List of Masters Law and Public Policy scholarships for international students are:

    See more Masters Scholarships for Law and Public Policy students

  13. What are the top 10 Master scholarships for Indian students 2021?

    Top 10 Masters scholarships for Indian students are :

    Next Top 50 Masters Scholarships for Indian students

  14. What are the other Masters scholarships in Georgetown University?

    Other Masters scholarships in Georgetown University are:

Discuss with the community

Ask a question

Discuss Scholarships, Education Loans, courses, universities and other related topics with the global community

Related Tags:

Civil / Construction Engineering scholarships | Mechanical Engineering scholarships | Computer sciences and Information Technology scholarships | Electrical / Electronics and communications scholarships | Biotechnology, Biomedical and other related scholarships | Aerospace, Aeronautical and Marine Engineering scholarships | Chemical Engineering scholarships | Energy Engineering scholarships | Environmental Engineering scholarships | Medicine scholarships | Pharmacy scholarships | Nursing scholarships | Dentistry scholarships | Public health scholarships | Veterinary medicine scholarships | Physiotherapy scholarships | Anthropology scholarships | History scholarships | Geography scholarships | Political sciences and International Relations scholarships | Gender studies scholarships | Linguistics scholarships | Sociology scholarships | Psychology scholarships | Physics scholarships | Mathematics scholarships | Chemistry scholarships | Biology scholarships | Astronomy scholarships | Business, Management, Economics & Accounting scholarships | Environmental Sciences scholarships | Law and Public Policy scholarships | Architecture and Design scholarships | Agriculture, forestry and fisheries scholarships | Education scholarships | Journalism and Mass communication scholarships | Fashion, Textile and luxury goods scholarships | Peace scholarships | Industrial or Industrial design Engineering scholarships | Materials engineering scholarships | Art & Art studies scholarships | Culinary Arts scholarships | Film and Theatre studies scholarships | Language, Literature and Culture studies scholarships | Philosophy scholarships | Music scholarships | Religious studies and Theology scholarships | Food Technology scholarships | Tourism and Hospitality scholarships | Animation and Graphic Design scholarships | Earth Sciences and Geology scholarships | Forensics scholarships | Sports scholarships | Aviation or related scholarships | Archaeology scholarships |
Join the largest Study Abroad community      Log in      Sign up