USA Embassy Scholarships

US Embassy Scholarship Program 2015USA Embassy Scholarships 2015/2016

The USA Embassy scholarships program 2015/2016 offer welcomes qualified persons to compete for participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The USA Embassy scholarships program, a distinguished program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of combined academic (non-degree) and professional work. Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service.

Fellowships from the USA Embassy scholarships program are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the fields of:

  1. Sustainable Development
    a. Agricultural and Rural Development

    b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
    c. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
    d. Urban and Regional Planning
  2. Democratic Institution Building
    a. Communications/Journalism

    b. Law and Human Rights
    c. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
    d. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
    e. Technology Policy and Management
    f. Human Resource Management
  3. Education
    a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy

    b. Higher Education Administration
    c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  4. Public Health
    a. Public Health Policy and Management

    b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
    c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment

Appropriate candidates for the USA Embassy scholarships program are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience/ skills, commitment to public service, and potential for advancement in their professions. Prospective-fellows should have a minimum of five years professional experience and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented. 

By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U. S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.  For further information on the Humphrey Fellowship program please see www.humphreyfellowship.org. 

Interested persons may also visit http://kingston.usembassy.gov or email Kingstonexchanges@state.gov for further details on eligibility and other program requirements.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the USA Embassy scholarships program

Jamaican citizenship; permanent employment in Jamaica; a university degree; English proficiency and prospective Fellows should be no older than 45 years old.

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