The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the Millennium Campus Network (MCN) are accepting applications for the 2021 Millennium Fellowship, a semester-long leadership development program for college students on campuses around the globe.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis (early application is encouraged). Undergraduate students are invited to submit their application by March 31. Final deadline to apply is April 16. Click here to apply now!
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and eligible students will proceed to the second and final round of the application.
The Millennium Fellowship program will take place on selected campuses worldwide from August 2021 to December 2021. The program convenes, challenges and celebrates bold student leadership advancing the Sustainable Development Goals on campus and in communities. As a Millennium Fellow, you will hone skills, take concrete action and earn a certificate of recognition from United Nations Academic Impact and MCN. There is no cost for selected students.
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The Class of 2020 consisted of more than 1,200 Millennium Fellows on 80 campuses in 20 countries. They launched 711 unique projects, put in more than 200,000 hours and made a positive impact on more than 875,000 lives, according to the program’s website.
The United Nations Academic Impact is an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of UN goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.
The work of these institutions is vital to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, since they serve as incubators of new ideas, inventions and solutions to the many global challenges we face. UNAI provides the integral link to these stakeholders to ensure that the international community harnesses the energy and innovation of young people and the research community in service to humanity.
Millennium Campus Network, (MCN) Inc., is a global student network advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. MCN programs convene, challenge and celebrate student leadership for social impact. MCN has worked directly with over 5,500 young leaders from 300 universities through its programs.
Seventy-five percent of MCN alumni are now in social impact careers, and more than half say that MCN programs definitively prepared them for success. MCN Advisors include Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Paul Farmer, and John Legend.