The United States Embassy in Freetown has officially announced the opening of applications for the highly anticipated 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship.

This prestigious initiative offers a unique opportunity for individuals to embark on a transformative journey of personal and professional growth through a 6-week training program at renowned U.S. educational institutions, focusing on disciplines such as Business, Civic Engagement, and Public Management.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their applications by September 12, through the official application portal:

Detailed information about eligibility criteria and application requirements can also be found on the website.

As part of the outreach efforts to guide and inform potential applicants, the Public Affairs team from the U.S. Embassy will be engaging with the public through media appearances. Tune in to SLBC’s Morning Coffee program on Thursday and AYV TV’s Wake Up Salone program on Friday to gain valuable insights into the application process and the benefits of participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship

For those seeking more personalized guidance, the Public Affairs team invites individuals to join them in person at the Africell American Corner on Thursday at 10am. This will be an excellent opportunity to interact directly with representatives, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the program’s offerings.