naisA Global Leadership Scholar Program

indian man and woman

Continue Your Rise to the Top

The naisA Global Leadership Scholar Program is designed to encourage and support emerging young Asian leaders with a 12-week intensive internship in the heart of the US capital.

Our program is extremely competitive. We have a high number of applications and only accept four per program during each cycle.

The naisA Global Family

Our naisA Global Scholars come from different backgrounds and from all over the world. What they share is an unshakable desire to get to the top of their chosen field. Whether it is in arts and entertainment, journalism, law, politics, business, or other fields, naisA Global scholars strive to be best. Our scholars are supported by the best and brightest leadership in the world, and are considered part of the naisA Global family. We give our scholars the highest quality tools and assistance they need for their journey to the top.

Chosen scholars

  • Travel to Washington, D.C. for a 12-week internship
  • Take part in intensive English training sessions
  • Engage in cutting edge workshops for intercultural communication
  • Participate in top quality mentor and leadership seminars
  • Network with current Asian leaders from diverse industry sectors
  • Get funding for travel and accommodations, along with a daily allowance

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Must be a naisA Global member
  • Can be from any country
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Must be young professionals, recent college graduates, or graduate students
  • If in the creative arts, must have 2 years of professional experience and training
  • Is at least 21 years of age, but not yet 30 the year they apply
  • A high academic achievement record, with a GPA of 3.8 or above
  • A record of professional accomplishments
  • Display exemplary leadership potential (e.g. volunteerism, community/club involvement, and so forth)
  • Must display characteristics that showcase high moral character as well as instincts to lead and take interest in the well being of their team.
  • Must have 3 recommendation letters from people you know well as well as individuals you have worked closely with
  • Must submit an essay telling the application committee about you, your plans, and why you want to become a naisA Global Scholar
  • Must attend the interview if selected
  • Must be Asian or of Asian descent
  • Have excellent proficiency in English

Key Selection Criteria
The naisA Global selection committee seeks applicants who are promising young Asian individuals that are emerging global leaders. naisA Global Scholarships are seen as investments in individuals, and candidates are picked for being more than just academic scholars; the selection committee looks for intellectual talents combined with high leadership potential.

Our 12-week scholarship programs are currently scheduled for March and September. Instructions and deadlines for submitting an application will be available soon. Check back here for updates.

The naisA Global Leadership Scholar Program will be launched in 2017.