Apply for the Future Global Leaders (FGL) Fellowship Program 2017

Apply for the Future Global Leaders (FGL) Fellowship Program 2017

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Are you an outstanding university student with the desire, ambition, drive and resilience necessary to achieve extraordinary success and influence? Apply now for the Future Global Leaders (FGL) Fellowship. The Future Global Leaders Fellowship annually selects the world’s top first-generation university students and, over the course of a 3-year program, primes them for induction into the Fortis Society – the world’s first private network of diverse leaders committed to one another’s success and to a better world.

The FGL Fellowship officially starts in early August with a (mandatory) intensive 20-day leadership training focused on a rigorous leadership curriculum and building strong bonds by overcoming extreme physical and mental challenges in the wilderness.

Upon completion of the program, FGL Fellows are inducted into the Fortis Society – the world’s first private network of diverse leaders committed to one another’s success and to a better world. The goal of the Fortis Society is to connect future leaders – united by their merit, not privilege – by creating a formidable global network through which they will help each other reach the highest levels of success, power, and global influence.


  • Leadership Training: The summer after their freshman year, FGL Fellows complete an intensive three-week training with the National Outdoor Leadership School in the US. Together they are taught a rigorous leadership curriculum and build strong relationships by overcoming extreme physical/mental challenges in the wild. NOLS alumni include NASA teams, Fortune 500 teams, and Wharton/Harvard MBA’s;
  • High Level Mentorship: FGL Fellows work with us to identify and secure a high-level leader in their field who will become their mentor for three years. FGL Mentors provide personal insights into what it takes to reach the highest levels of success and help expand Fellows’ networks;
  • Global Internship Funding: FLF does not match FGL Fellows with internships. Fellows secure a top-tier internship abroad (i.e. outside of their country of birth, heritage, and residence) and FGL provides customized coaching and funding to cover internship costs not met by the host company/scholarships. Fellows have previously secured internships in 30+ countries at companies like Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Google, UN, Grameen Bank, BNP Paribas, US Embassies, Clinton Foundation, etc;
  • Customized Career Service: The FGL Team also assists Fellows in maximizing their professional opportunities through providing 1-on-1 career advising, customized career guides, online training with Human Resources executives, and intimate conversations with top professionals.


Applicants must be first-year university students and must fit the following eligibility criteria:

  • First-Generation or Low-Income University Student – students who do not have a family history of higher education, or who come from a low-income background.
  • Track Record of Academic Excellence – throughout high school and during the first months of the current school year.
  • Proven Leadership Abilities – through self-started initiatives and ventures, or leadership in their schools or communities.

In addition to the eligibility criteria, the Admissions Committee will consider the following qualities:

  • Contagious Charisma and Unyielding Strength of Character – two common and essential traits in all leaders.
  • Resilience and Guts – demonstrated through having overcome hardship.
  • Inexhaustible Global Ambition – along with a realistic strategy, the ability to execute, and the willingness to sacrifice and take risks to achieve extraordinary success.
  • A Humble Background – the highest priority will be given to first-generation and low-income students who meet all requirements.


For more information, visit Future Global Leaders Fellowship.