2020 Fortis Fellowship

Future Leaders Foundation

Deadline: 26 March 2020 (annual)
Study in:  USA
Fellowship starts August 2020

Brief description: 

The Fortis Fellowship is a 3-year program that identifies the world’s most outstanding university students from humble backgrounds and prepares them for entry into the Fortis Society. Fortis Fellows participate in expedited cooptation process to enter the Fortis Society upon completion of the Fellowship. The Fortis Fellowship is awarded to extraordinary 2nd-year university students around the world who embody the values of the Fortis Society.

Host Institution(s):

Future Leaders Foundation in USA

Level/Field of study:

Leadership Training and Fellowship

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Freshmen students who will be the first in their families to attend university and/or low-income students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

All programme costs are covered the by the Future Leaders Foundation.

(1) Mentorship from world renowned professionals;
(2) Three-week Intensive leadership training;
(3) Funding and support for an internship abroad;
(4) Customized career advice and tools;
(5) Access to an influential international network – the Fortis Society


The Fortis Fellowship is available to high-achieving students from humble backgrounds around the world. Applicants must fit the following criteria:

•  22-years-old or younger

•  Currently enrolled in 2nd year of an undergraduate program in any subject

•  First from your family to attend university and/or low-income

•  Record of academic excellence in university

•  Proven leadership abilities through self-started initiatives, or leadership positions on campus or in your community

•  Resilience demonstrated by overcoming hardship

•  Record of altruistic initiatives

•  Competitive candidates also demonstrate: strong ethics, altruism, charisma, and global ambition

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

All applicants are screened based on their potential to become prominent global leaders in their fields and their history of proactively creating positive change.  Candidates who pass the stringent first screening are presented to the Fortis Society’s Cooptation Council to be considered for cooptation to the Fortis Society. Candidates that are successfully co-opted are inducted into the Fortis Society. Deadline for applications is 26 March 2020.

It is important to read the official website thoroughly before you start the application.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.fortis-society.org/cooptation

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