TLP-SP announces 89 Masterís Scholarship Finalists
On February 26, US Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, USAID Mission Director, James Hope, the Minister of Education, Sciences and Technology, Arsim Bajrami and University of Prishtina Rector, Ramadan Zejnullahu all congratulated the 89 finalists of the 2015 Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships Master’s Degree Program at the Hotel Sirius in Prishtina. The finalists emerged from a rigorous selection process that began from a pool of almost 300 applicants.
Ambassador Jacobson said that the Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships is “really is an investment in the future” of Kosovo and that the finalists represent the best and brightest hopes for Kosovo’s future and that, upon their return from their studies in the US, they can come back and make a difference in their country.
The Minister of Education, Science and Technology Arsim Bajrami added that this “excellent partnership between our government and the US government” provides “an excellent opportunity for our students who are staying and studying at US universities to be able to come back and develop our country”. He added that the aptly named “Transformational Leadership Program will be able to transform our leadership here in Kosovo.”
James Hope, USAID Mission Director James Hope challenged the finalists to take advantage of this opportunity in the United States to the fullest extent and take their roles as future leaders” of Kosovo. He said that this “true partnership between the United States and Government of Kosovo” is making the Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships, “happen in all aspects”.
This is the second cohort of master’s degree finalists of the TLP-SP, who will begin their Master studies in the fields of Rule of Law, Public Administration, Agriculture, Business Management, Finance, Economics, Education, Engineering, Information Systems, Gender and Interdisciplinary studies, in the US in August 2015. Over the life of the program, 185 Kosovars will win scholarships to study in U.S.-based master degree programs and 160 Kosovars will complete certificate programs in the United States.
The Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships is implemented in partnership with World Learning, USAID and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo.