Every year, OC offers fellowships to exceptional individuals who represent diverse communities from around the globe. Fellows are exceptional social entrepreneurs and innovative nonprofit leaders building sustainable solutions to poverty around the world.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives; enrich OC with new, emerging leaders; and infuse OC in-person and online discussions with a diversity of perspectives.
At the Opportunity Collaboration, I honestly learned more in the past few days than in a semester in business school. - Cynthia Koenig, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Wello, USA.
Like all OC Delegates, Fellows are catalytic leaders who, by their actions and accomplishments, evidence pragmatic vision, passionate tenacity, multi-sectoral thinking, adaptive leadership skills, non-ideological activism and a strong ethical grounding.
Successful OC Fellow applicants typically have not yet received similar global Fellowships or awards.
From my learnings at Opportunity Collaboration I felt confident that it was time to start sharing my story, so I’m now sharing it across a variety of mediums. Thank you so much once again for the OC opportunity, it really was a personal and professional game changer. - Adam Braun, Founder & Executive Director, Pencils of Promise, Cambodia.
Fellows selected from non-OECD countries (developing economies) receive a $3,490 award (fully covering their OC Sunrise, OC2024, & OC365 registration), and pay a refundable $295 administration fee, which is refundable after the non-OECD Fellow attends OC Global.
The OC Fellowship provides:
OC Fellows are encouraged to come prepared to share their successful practices, illuminate partnership opportunities, and/or reveal an innovative idea!
OC Fellows are responsible for:
The Opportunity Collaboration was absolutely stunning! I was awestruck by the great insights on leading a superior management team and how to have good relations with donors, tackled in a brief, concise way. For the first time in my life, I flew in a plane, visited a foreign nation and attended a high-profile conference. It was a life-changing experience. Long live Opportunity Collaboration! – Wiclif Otieno, Director, Kito International
Applications for 2023 OC Fellowships are no longer being accepted.
Fellowship applications for OC2024 will be available later in 2023.
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