Z Zurich Foundation scholarship to attend one young world summit in Canada

Z Zurich Foundation scholarship to attend one young world summit in Canada

The Z Zurich Foundation works collaboratively to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals. Prevention is at the forefront of our efforts. Our three pillars—adapting to climate change, improving mental wellbeing, and enabling social equity—are increasingly urgent, complex issues with far-reaching consequences for individuals, communities, and society as a whole.

We focus on helping disadvantaged communities to adapt to a changing climate. We are building a global community dedicated to improving the mental well-being of young people, and we are providing youth with the skills, education and resources they need to reach their full potential. We believe that the key to creating a better future is connection – fostering relationships between those in the know and those most in need and tackling society’s challenges from the ground up. This is why we are committed to supporting impactful leaders to participate in the annual One Young World Summit, the world’s most international community of young leaders.

The Z Zurich Foundation Scholarship 2024 will allow 30 young leaders working on prevention-focused mental well-being projects, adaptation-focused climate resilience projects, or projects enabling social equity through education, employability or entrepreneurship solutions, to participate in the One Young World Summit 2024, which takes place in Montréal, Canada, from 18 – 21 September.

If you are a young leader working to champion any of these causes, this scholarship could be for you.

Access to the One Young World Indigenous Day

The One Young World Indigenous Day will occur on Tuesday, 17 September, in Montréal (Tiohtiá:ke) prior to the core Summit dates. This event will bring together young Indigenous and First Nation leaders worldwide to share their experiences, learn from each other, and engage with other One Young World Delegates. The Indigenous Day will reflect the cultural diversity and traditions of the host nation and provide a platform for Indigenous and First Nations youth to showcase their cultures and traditions.

One Young World’s INdigenous Day will be open to scholars, delegates and Ambassadors from indigenous communities around the world.

Scholars will receive

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal.
  • Access to additional scholarship programming organised by Z Zurich Foundation. This programming is likely to include pre and post-One Young World Summit sessions, including opportunities to meet and learn with the wider Z Zurich Foundation delegation, and an impact-focused development day on the Sunday (22 September) of conference week.
  • Hotel accommodation in Montréal between 17 and 23 (inclusive) September.
  • Return air travel.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Ground transportation between Summit venues in Montréal.

Selection Criteria

  • Aged 18 to 30 at the time of the One Young World Summit 2024.
  • Passion for local and global issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating positive change.
  • Willingness to engage and collaborate with fellow scholarship recipients and Zurich employees who are also attending the Summit.
  • Demonstrated impact in a field aligned with the work of the Z Zurich Foundation namely:
    • Improving Mental Wellbeing
    • Enabling Social Equity
    • Adapting to Climate Change

Application Deadline: 20 March 2024

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