Lex:lead Annual Essay Competition (2016)


Deadline: Register by 31 October 2016; essays due by 31 December 2016

Eligibility: 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

Description: 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?

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: Essays must be in English, typed and single-spaced for a total of not more than five (5) pages. 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 applicant. Essays must be submitted using the email address provided at registration by the candidate to contact@lex-lead.org by 31 December 2016. Further details are given over page.

Award: 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.

More information is available at the official website.

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