Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships

Women Shine in their First Semester of Studies

TLP-SP’s first cohort of 46 Master’s Degree students of the Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships successfully completed their first semester of university studies in 24 universities in 21 American states. In particular, women have had outstanding achievements. Master’s students - Eremire Krasniqi, Kaltrina Hoxha, and Dita Dobranja have utilized their first semester successes to create new opportunities for themselves in teaching, research assistantships and fellowships.

In her first semester studying Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, Eremire Krasniqi was appointed a Teaching Assistant for courses on ‘Transnational Muslim Feminism’, and ‘Krieger’s Virtual Girlfriend: Japanese Anime and the Idea of the Posthuman’. Her thesis project intersects the fields of science fiction feminist novels, transnational politics and continental philosophy and will be presented at the upcoming Trans/Trance conference at the Western University in London, Canada.

Kaltrina Hoxha achieved top grades in her first semester of studying International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University, which led Professor Johannes W. Fedderke to offer her a Research Assistantship during her second semester of studies.

Dita Dobranja, who is currently studying for her MA in International Economics at the American University in Washington DC, has been granted a Graduate Fellowship with the prestigious United Nations Association for the National Capitol Area for her second semester of studies.

These fine examples, demonstrate just how significantly Kosovar women have taken advantage of TLP-SP’s scholarships in the US education to seize the day and engage actively in acquiring knowledge and experiences in their diverse coursres of study and in different types of experience. They have already begun to shape themselves as fine young leaders who show a wonderfully constructive capacity to make positive contributions to the development of Kosovo.

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.

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