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Enter a world of change makers with the Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholarship Program

Scholarships for aspiring young leaders (aged 18-30) at the frontlines of delivering care

Developing young leaders is a key leadership imperative for Johnson & Johnson. Since 2013, we have partnered with One Young World (OYW), a non-profit organisation that gathers together some of the brightest young leaders from around the world to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the world’s issues, and sent 45 young J&J leaders to the annual OYW Summit, equipping them with a global mind-set and a raised consciousness of blended value.

Recognising the value of the OYW program in empowering leadership to drive forward positive change, this year, in addition to sending Johnson & Johnson delegates to the 2017 OYW Summit, we are collaborating with OYW to offer eight scholarships to external aspiring young leaders (aged 18-30) to attend the 2017 OYW Summit in Bogotá, Colombia, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn from the world’s most influential business, political and humanitarian leaders; and to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues.

“Scholarships are essential to making each One Young World Summit accessible to the world’s finest young leaders, and not just those of the global north. This is so important to us, not least because these delegates are making an impact in the world’s most vulnerable societies, but because of the invaluable lessons they impart to the One Young World delegation as a whole. By supporting delegates to attend One Young World, Johnson & Johnson has made abundantly clear its outstanding commitment to the young doctors, nurses, midwives and caregivers who are leading change for a healthier future the world over.”  Kate Robertson, co-founder One Young World

About the Partnership

The One Young World partnership is managed through the Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact Group, of which the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust is part of and manages all corporate social responsibility programs in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. It is our vision is to support the people on the frontlines who are at the heart of delivering care and they believe that changing the trajectory of health for humanity requires putting people first so that communities and health systems have the ability to address the health needs of the world’s most vulnerable people. 

At the end of last year, the Trust was appointed to lead on the coordination of this strategic partnership.

The Scholarship Program

The Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholarship program is open to aspiring young leaders (aged 18-30) across the globe who are involved with, or working in, the health or care giving arena at the frontlines of delivering care. For example, those working for/involved with an NGO, social enterprise, community based organization, or individuals who are making an impact through health or care giving in underserved communities.

As well as meeting the entry criteria, all applicants must demonstrate a passion for global and local health care issues, leadership, innovation and impact through the delivery of care to vulnerable people, their families and communities. This may include activities undertaken by and/or for family caregivers, non-professional caregivers, professional care givers, nurses, midwives, healthcare professionals (both clinical and non-clinical).

As well as attending the 2017 OYW Summit, which this year is under the theme of ‘Peace and Reconciliation’, scholar recipients may also receive mentorship from J&J employees and executives to further develop and scale up their initiatives. 

How to Apply

To find out more about the selection criteria and to apply for a Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholarship, please visit or click on the box below. All scholarship recipients will be selected by One Young World through an application and video selection process.  Please note Government Officials are not eligible to apply.

The closing date for applications is 19 June. Apply now for this unique opportunity and please notify your network.

About the Trust

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About One Young World

One Young World is a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues that the world faces. The organization partners with more than 700 of the world’s leading organizations, through a yearly Summit and ongoing local initiatives and activities that impact social change.

The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Over 1300 delegates attend the Summit each year to meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country and to listen and engage with inspirational world leaders.


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