The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program
The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program began in 1987 in Mexico and has grown to support outstanding students in higher education in fourteen countries around the world.
The program initially provided traditional financial support for university education, but has developed into an exciting Leadership Development Program to complement the student’s academic program. The program creates opportunities for students to develop and realize their potential by providing them with practical training and leadership development.
The scholarship program has been tailored to meet the particular higher education needs and goals of each participating country. The specific fields of study, duration and amount of the scholarship are based on local conditions in each region. By funding study and encouraging community service in each home country, this program encourages the Scholar-Leaders to contribute to and raise the skill levels of the workforce in their country.
The GE Foundation
For more than 50 years, the GE Foundation has invested in programs based on a fundamental premise: a quality education ushers in a lifetime of opportunity, which helps build a strong and diverse workforce and citizenry. Today, the need for a quality education has never been more urgent, especially for individuals from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds. We continue to address this societal and economic imperative by supporting high-impact initiatives that improve the access, equity and quality of public education in GE communities around the world. Visit the GE Foundation website
The Institute of International Education (IIE)
The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program is administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the GE Foundation. An independent nonprofit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE currently administers over 200 programs benefiting nearly 20,000 men and women from 175 nations.
IIE administers the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders through its international offices and country partners, with headquarters in New York, New York, US. Visit the IIE website