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Netherland-America Foundation Essay Challenge

Goes By: NAF Essay Challenge

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


NAF Essay Challenge Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

About this Fellowship

Sponsored by the Netherland-America Foundation and Daniel Adams, one of the founding members of the Biotech industry, this essay competition challenges young leaders to address the question "What global problem worries you the most and how would you propose it could be resolved?" Submissions are accepted from individuals or teams from the US and the Netherlands; applicants are not required to be enrolled in university to apply. The top 3 winners will receive $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500, along with a complimentary invitation to the NAF's annual event in New York City and membership to the NAF.

Award Value

$2,500 - 10,000 for first, second, and third place winners

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral, Professional Degree: Health Sciences, Professional Degree: Business, Professional Degree: Law

Minimum Grade Point Average



Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: April 19, 2021

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