Lex:lead Annual Essay Competition 2016 for Students in Developing Countries ($USD5,000 Scholarship Prize)

Application Deadline: 31 October 2016

Lawyers for Economic Advancement and Development (Lex:lead) is again happy to announce a scholarship competition for students in developing countries. Up to 10 one-time scholarships of US$500 will be awarded in February 2017 to winning essays submitted by 31 December 2016 answering:

How does refugee and migration law affect poverty and economic development? How can it be implemented to reduce poverty and to improve economic development?


  • Applicants must register by 31 October 2016 online at www.lex-lead.org. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be assigned a registration number (an Identification Number) which they are to use with no other identifying information in essays submitted by 31 December 2016.
  • Eligible Countries: Asia: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Kiribati; Laos; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Yemen; Americas: Haiti; Africa: Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; DR Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Niger; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; Togo; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe. This list pertains to both citizenship and educational enrolment.


  • Essays must be in English, typed and single-spaced for a total of not more than five (5)
  • All work submitted must be the applicant’s own, original work with clear attribution where other sources are consulted.
  • Essays must be submitted using the Identification Number assigned at registration and contain no information that could lead to independent identification of the
  • Essays must be submitted using the email address provided at registration by the
    candidate to [email protected] by 31 December 2016.


  • Essays submitted by the deadline will be independently assessed by judges from a panel of experts and awards announced in February 2017. Note that award cheques are made out to the applicant’s educational institution for use toward the student’s tuition and/or books less any applicable bank conversion fees and/or taxes.
  • The winning essays may be published.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Lex:lead Annual Essay Competition 2016


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