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Fellowships for Youth – Albanians are eligible!

http://www.yanapp.org/index.php?fuse=apply

 

2013 YouthActionNet Laureate Global Fellowship!

 

Applications for the 2013 Fellowship program are due by March 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST

Learn more about the Fellowship application by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions, our Approach to Social Entrepreneurship, and Testimonials from previous Fellows!

To learn tips for creating your best application, watch our video or visit our blog.

 

Eligibility 

• Open to all young people, ages 18-29 as of October 1, 2013
• Applicants must be the acting founder/co-founder of an existing organization, or a project within an organization, with a demonstrated one year track record of leading societal change
• Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in English
• Applicants must attend the full retreat (all expenses paid) to take place in early October 2013

Key Dates

March 17: Applications for the 2013 Fellowship program are due by March 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST

May 22: Finalists will be notified by May 22, 2013.

October 2013: The 2013 retreat will take place within in early October in Brazil.

 

About the application:

Video: The video is a mandatory portion of the application–if you do not submit a video, your application will not be considered. Your video will be the first opportunity we have to see your passion, knowledge, and unique perspective. We hope you will be specific and succinct in explaining your personal relationship to your work (why you do what you do), the steps you have made towards change (what your project/organization does) and what a successful future looks like for your project/organization.

We understand that there are varying degrees of technology access around the world and thus are willing to accept a variety of video qualities (from camera phones to Flip cameras) which will be given equal consideration across the pool of applicants. We much prefer a lower-quality video that directly addresses our questions to a professionally-produced video that does not address our questions. We are looking for authenticity.

 

Narrative Application: Within this section you will provide us with details that support what we learned in the video. Please remember to thoroughly describe your work in a way that an outsider with no knowledge of the issue you are addressing would understand. Help us understand the specific programs, projects, and activities that your organization offers. We are interested in your long-term vision, but it is important for us to understand your current activities. You must provide all requested information within the narrative application.

 

References: You will be asked to enter the contact information for two references who can discuss your eligibility for the fellowship.

Supporting Documents: You will have the opportunity to submit up to three additional documents that may provide judges with a better understanding of your project.
Pro tip! We highly recommend that you download the word version of the application to preview and craft your answers offline. This is a great way to think through your responses and have a saved copy for yourself! Once you have your application complete to your satisfaction you can return to the site and submit online.
Click here to apply online

While online submissions are strongly preferred, applicants may email completed word application forms to: l.jones@iyfnet.org

Click here to download the Word application

For questions and comments, contact l.jones@iyfnet.org

Albanian Icons: John Belushi

John Belushi

John Belushi

In an ongoing series profiling prominent and influential Albanians around the world, I’d like to present for your consideration, the great Albanian-American comedian John Belushi.

From his iconic characters of Jake Blues from The Blues Brothers and Saturday Night Live’s The Samurai Futaba to his classic spoofs of Star Trek and other popular culture references, he entertained millions and influenced generations of comedians.

Here is a clip of John Belushi’s Saturday Night Live audition:

Here is a live clip of John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd as the Blues Brothers:

John was born in Chicago, IL to a small, middle class Albanian-American family. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and was raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church.

He lived a tumultuous personal life, and we lost him in his prime at age of 33.

For more information, please see:

John Belushi Wikipedia Article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Belushi

John Belushi on IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000004/

Vanity Fair Article on John Belushi:

Drugs, John Belushi, and the Making of The Blues Brothers: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2012/12/drugs-john-belushi-making-blues-brothers