Obama Foundation Scholarship at University of Chicago

The Obama Foundation (the yellow highlight should be removed) is delighted to announce 25 unique opportunity (wrong spelling) for young and talented leaders to acquire a Master of Arts degree in International Development and Policy (MA-IDP) in the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and obtain a fully-funded Scholarship that not only covers all the expenses of studying, travel and accommodation, but also provides you to do additional programming beyond the school. This would lead you to a new vision and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on your profession and the society.

Extra curriculum Activities

The program includes more than just university courses, the participants ought to attend extra curriculum experiments designed by the Obama Foundation to increase their leadership potential along with university classes to help people upon arriving their home country. It includes a one week leadership program prior to university courses in Chicago.

Details of the scholarship

Location: USA

Institution: Harris Public Policy- Chicago University

Level of study: Master

Field of study: International development and Policy

Number of scholarship: 25

Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than April 17, 2018

Result announcement: May 31, 2018. It must be confirmed until Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Harris Welcome Week begins Monday, September 27, 2018 and Classes begin Monday, October 1, 2018.


  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Funds for books and material
  • Travel costs
  • Extra activities


Who can apply?

Potential leaders from across the globe with the following qualifications can apply to this program:

  • Having work experience of 3 to 5 years with specific achievements
  • Evidence of community service or voluntary work for the development of society either full time or overtime
  • Have a clear vision toward a world-wide dilemma or policy issue
  • Return to home and serve the community with the skills learned from the program.

Related: Master scholarship


Possible candidates need to fill out the online application for the Harris MA-IDP degree and the Obama Foundation Scholarship. Also they need to submit the following documents in order get their application considered:

  • All Unofficial University or Institute of Higher Education Transcripts (Although, for admission you will need to present the official copies)
  • Foreign Language Test Scores (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Other Standard academic tests: e.g. GRE but it is not necessary.
  • Current resume indicating details of previous job experience (3-5 years), community service, professional honors, and any other relevant information.
  • Three Recommendation Letters (At least one Academic from your professor)
  • Two Short Essays describing your current work and volunteer activity and the impact you want to have on the world

Application link

For more information please visit the website of the university of Chicago