2014 World Merit Next Leadership Development Program

Application Deadline: 30 April 2014

Open to: Young leaders and social entrepreneurs from the worldwide
Remuneration:  scholarship of the value of 15,000 $

Merit Next is a yearlong  leadership development program for 120 young people of merit from around the world selected after completing a series of global challenges designed to showcase their commitment to making a positive impact in their community.

A 12 Month Accelerator Program taking you to Liverpool, London, New York and Washington D.C Want to be one of the 120 talented people from across the world selected for the fully sponsored yearlong leadership program? Merit Next has been designed to reward people who are passionate about making a positive impact on the world through providing a unique program that takes you to 4 cities and provides 11 months of online mentoring and global collaboration.


In June 2014, the Merit Next Fellows will convene in the U.K. (London & Liverpool) for two weeks of inspiration, aspiration assessment, and team building. Before departing for their home countries, the participants will be divided into 10 teams and assigned a project to find an innovative and sustainable market-driven solution to a pressing global concern (e.g., environmental sustainability, access to health care and education, childhood hunger, and youth unemployment).

For the next 11 months, the Fellows will engage virtually in weekly project collaborations, online training and education, and one-on-one mentoring designed to support personal and professional life plans. In June 2015, the group will reconvene in the U.S. (NYC & Washington, DC) to present their final reports to a panel of entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists; the winning project will be highlighted in the Merit Next global media campaign.



  • Young leaders from every country and any background
  • Emerging leaders – young people with the drive and willpower to make a difference.


120 scholarships of the value of 15,000 $ bringing you to UK and US


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Merit Official Webpage


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