Since 2010, One Young World has worked to guarantee young people from all 196 countries in the world are represented at OYW Summits, regardless of their ability to pay. To ensure this, fully-funded scholarship places are awarded to outstanding young leaders with a range of backgrounds, skill sets and nationalities.

All of our Scholarship opportunities have closed this year. Please check back on this page early next year when our scholarship opportunities will open for the One Young World Summit 2020 taking place in Munich, from October 14-17

Nominating Supporters

One Young World works with a wide network of partners and supporters to ensure that the brightest young leaders from around the world are able to participate in the annual Summit.

We would like to thank our network of nominating supporters for making active nominations of high-calibre individuals who would be deserving of a place to attend the One Young World Summit for our Scholarship opportunities.

Interested in joining our network of nominating supporters? Please contact us via [email protected].

We are Pacific Climate Warriors working across Oceania to share our truths as people on the front-lines of Climate Change and as Warriors at the forefront of Climate Action. Our aim is to create spaces and platforms to uplift our people and to empower our youth.

The African Caribbean and Pacific Young Professionals Network’s (ACP YPN) provides a platform for young people to play an active role in policy-making processes, in line with SDG16.

The African Union Human Resources and Youth Division is responsible for Africa's Youth Agenda in the African Union Commission (AUC), and seeks to engage, and bring young people closer to the AUC. #BeTheFutureToday

Apolitical is the first global platform for government that helps public servants, elected officials and others who work with government find the ideas, experts and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies.

Atlas Corps is a global network of social change leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s critical social issue. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to social change in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations (like Ashoka, American Express, CARE, and World Vision) to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers. Our network of Fellows includes more than 600 leaders from 88 countries and 220 Host Organizations.

Blue Rose Compass (BRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving gifted young refugees the opportunity to develop their talents and become agents of change in the world.

We travel to conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America to identify young adults – especially, though not exclusively, girls – who have exceptional academic talent and leadership qualities. We help them to apply to top universities and to find work when they graduate.

Blue Rose Compass (BRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving gifted young refugees the opportunity to develop their talents and become agents of change in the world.

We travel to conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America to identify young adults – especially, though not exclusively, girls – who have exceptional academic talent and leadership qualities. We help them to apply to top universities and to find work when they graduate.

The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is the officially recognized voice of more than 1.2 billion young people of the Commonwealth. It is the largest and most diverse youth-led organization in the world. CYC plays an integral role in advancing the youth development agenda and co-ordination of activities and policies of the Commonwealth in the field of youth. The council works for and represents the voice of all young people within the 52 Commonwealth nations.

Connect4Climate is a global partnership program launched by the World Bank Group and the Italian Ministry of Environment, joined by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, that takes on climate change by promoting solutions and empowering people to act.

Since 1990, EARTH University’s innovative educational approach has been preparing young people from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and other regions to contribute to the sustainable development of their home communities while constructing a prosperous and just global society. EARTH offers a world-class scientific and technological education emphasizing ethical entrepreneurship and strong socio-environmental commitment.

Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through its Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact.

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1000 civil society organisations from over 100 countries, around the world, committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential. We share the conviction that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses and that, by ending child marriage, we can achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all.

Global Scribes: Youth Uniting Nations® is a youth-led platform where youth ages 8 to 25 come together to build an engaged and interactive network of global peers who together design impactful solutions to problems that spark their interest and are relevant to them. They Create. Connect. Collaborate with one another, identifying similarities, learning to value diversity, and developing into conscious global citizens.

HeySuccess is the leading network for international student mobility & recruitment. Thanks to its innovative technology and network of partnerships, HeySuccess became the largest youth platform in the world and the only one capable of offering dozens of thousands student opportunities. In addition, HeySuccess platform and career development technology personalizes offerings to each student’s eligibility criterion and profile. HeySuccess users say our tech solutions are the missing piece to their graduate and undergraduate education, because it turns higher education into a truly global experience and enables student career development to be that much more successful!

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth & Student Organisation (IGLYO) is the largest LGBTQI youth and student network in the world, with over 95 members in 40+ countries.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a worldwide federation of organisations committed to equal human rights for LGBTI people. Founded in 1978, it enjoys consultative status at the United Nations, where it speaks and lobbies on behalf of more than 1,300 member organisations from 142 countries.

Incredible Oceans deliver events, festivals and education that tell critical ocean-saving stories using a unique combination of creative arts and robust science. We adopt a positive approach when dealing with marine environmental issues by enthusing and educating people of all ages about the charismatic creatures of the deep. Our approach aims to equip participants with the knowledge and passion needed to exact meaningful behavioural change for the good of our Ocean.

The Internet Society is a global cause-driven organization that supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society. The Internet Society’s work aligns with goals for the Internet to be open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy; while seeking collaboration with all who share these goals.

IREX is a global development and education organization that strives for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. We work in more than 100 countries around the world with many partners to engage and empower youth, extend access to quality education and information, cultivate leaders at all levels of society, and strengthen education, civic, and governing institutions.

Kukula Fund is a Social Investment Firm that builds and invest in high growth social ventures focusing on empowering women and girls  to achieve their full potential through the distribution of life changing products and services. Our investments reach last mile communities where development is needed the most.

Liberty in North Korea is an international NGO that works with North Korean refugees and a global movement of supporters to bring forward change and opening in the most closed and repressive state in the world.

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Inter-governmental Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights,and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean.

One World Media supports strong, vibrant and independent media that empowers citizens, promotes justice and contributes to international development.

Open Dreams is a US-registered NGO that helps high achieving students from low-income backgrounds in Africa to pursue higher education abroad. Founded in 2013, Open Dreams has helped dozens of students from across sub-Saharan Africa to secure full scholarships in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Mauritius, Russia, Turkey, and beyond.

Peace News is a global news site which provides alternative stories to mainstream media from conflict zones around the world. Peace News is committed to bringing viewers positive stories of peace-building projects in countries often portrayed only for their violence.

Reporters Without Borders - known internationally Reporters sans frontières (RSF) - works to promote and protect press freedom around the world, through its Paris headquarters, 13 country offices (including a UK bureau), and a network of correspondents in more than 130 countries. RSF engages in research, advocacy, awareness campaigns, emergency assistance and legal aid, and produces tools such as the World Press Freedom Index and the barometer of press freedom violations.

The Resolution Project has been identifying and activating young social entrepreneurs since 2007 through a robust Fellowship program that provides funding, mentorship, and access to world-class resources to promising undergraduate students. Over 350 Resolution Fellows, in 70 countries and across the United States, have launched more than 200 innovative ventures to address pressing social issues from education to climate change.

The South American Business Forum (SABF) is a non-profit organization created in 2004 by students from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA). SABF aims to generate a space of dialogue and exchange between current and future leaders through the organizing of an annual Forum which 100 students from all over the world attend together with 40 current leaders from academic, social, political and business backgrounds.

Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Each year, a new cohort of Scholars will join a global network of the world’s most talented young leaders for a one-year graduate degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University.

SDSN Youth is a network that educates young people about the Sustainable Development Goals and provides opportunities for them to pioneer innovative solutions to the world's biggest challenges. It creates platforms for young people to connect, collaborate and integrate their ideas and perspectives in order to implement the SDGs.

Search for Common Ground works in over 35 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative solutions. Our global peacebuilding and conflict transformation efforts prevent and end violent conflict before, during and after a crisis by building peaceful interactions between adversaries. We implement dialogue, community and media projects to bridge the divide between adversaries and find collaborative solutions to common issues.

Sparknews is an innovative and impactful ecosystem builder that raises awareness on the SDGs and encourages everyone to take action. To do so, Sparknews works with a network of 80 prestigious newspapers across the globe & develops dedicated programs for big corporations to foster the positive transformation of the society and the economy.

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, secure funding and still counting.

Sustainia is a sustainability advisory group and digital studio working to accelerate action towards a sustainable future. We work with people who are changing the world for the better, helping them integrate sustainability into their core by developing cutting-edge strategies, building engaging digital solutions, and amplifying their messages with impact.

"We are the living legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Join us in inspiring positive change in the lives of vulnerable young people through the power of mentoring, stand up to bullying as an Anti-Bullying Ambassador or say thank you to a young person following in Princess Diana’s footsteps with the Diana Award. #DianasLegacy"

UNLEASH is a global innovation lab gathering 1,000 new talents every year until 2030 to co-create new innovative and scalable solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All participants run through an intensive facilitated innovation process and get access to the UNLEASH community and eco-system after the event to support the implementation of their solutions.

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

Watson Institute is a reimagined model of education for next-generation innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. We are built on the belief that to solve the toughes challenges facing the world, we must equip the next generation with the necessary tools, network, mindset, and courage to unleash a lifetime of impact.

The Women Ambassadors Forum is an inclusive and empowering platform that creates a safe space for a global community of female change agents to unlock their potential to spark positive change while gaining a sisterhood that lasts a lifetime. We designed global and national forums that provides each ambassador the necessary tools to excel and generate a ripple effect not only in their respective communities but also worldwide.

Advocating for the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women everywhere.

Young Leaders Program • Global Conference • Gender Equality

Women Who Code is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We provide an avenue into tech, empower women with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. The organization has executed more than 4,200 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 80,000, and has a presence in 20 countries.

World Youth Foundation is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and an NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. It is an international non-governmental organization which was launched in 1994 with the aim to promote research, development and documentation of youth programmes beneficial to youths worldwide.

Young Arab Leaders (YAL) empowers the next generation of leaders in the Arab World by developing a strong network of Arab industry leaders who serve as mentors to young entrepreneurs, business delegates and university students. We’re building a powerful community of Arab Leaders which aims to create a positive impact on socio-economic challenges in the region such as unemployment and quality education.

Youth Opportunities is the largest opportunities discovery platform for youths across the globe. The purpose of this platform is to provide opportunities to young people to explore and prepare themselves to face the challenges and excel in their career growth. This platform works to bridge between youth and their scope to contribute to create a better world.

ISD’s Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) is the leading global youth counter-extremism network. YouthCAN unites almost 1,300 young activists, creatives and tech entrepreneurs in over 125 countries to amplify efforts to counter extremism worldwide.