Strong Interest for the TLP-SP Professional Certificate Program
Kosovars have shown to have strong interest in studying for Professional Certificate Programs in the US. The USAID Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships team met with 444 interested candidates at presentations for the call for applications, throughout Kosovo. A total of 214 applications from prospective candidates were received for a chance at earning one of the 35 professional certificate scholarships on offer this year from the USAID TLP-SP.
Team of panelists interviewed 89 candidates who were shortlisted by application readers in the US and Kosovo. Interviewers were impressed by the caliber of candidates and are very hopeful that within this group of students we will find future leaders of Kosovo, who will make positive changes in our country. Prospective professional certificate candidates who missed out this year, will have more chances to apply for a professional certificate scholarship from the USAID TLP-SP at the next round of scholarships on offer in mid-2015.
It is anticipated that the USAID Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships will award scholarships for 160 professional certificates in the U.S. within five years.