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Over 2500 young leaders applied for the 2019 J&J OYW Scholarship Program

In total, 2629 applications were received for the 2019 J&J OYW Scholarship Program, which this year is offering 12 scholarships to aspiring global young leaders (aged 18-30) working on the front lines of delivering care.

As well as attending the upcoming One Young World Summit in London, UK (October 22-25), the 12 scholar recipients will each receive individual coaching from senior Johnson & Johnson leaders throughout the six-month program to further develop their aspiration, strategy and/or initiatives. They will also be buddied with 2019 J&J delegates, participating in the program, to co-create innovative ideas and share best practice.

Says Annet Eijkelkamp, Director Global Community Impact EMEA, Employee Engagement & Global Partnership Lead One Young World, “We are delighted that so many young leaders applied for the J&J OYW Scholarship Program and we look forward to welcoming the 12 scholar recipients to our J&J family. Since 2017, 20 scholars from across the globe, have taken part in the J&J OYW program and have joined our growing alumni network, where they continue to co-create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health issues.”

Application for the 2019 J&J OYW Program closed on 6 May and One Young World has now begun the selection process based on pre-determined criteria. The name of the final 12 scholar recipients will be announced at the end of July. (Note: J&J is not involved in the selection process).

About the Johnson & Johnson One Young World Partnership

J&J has been a partner of One Young World since 2013, building young leadership capacity across the globe to change the trajectory of health for humanity. The J&J OYW Scholarship Program was launched in 2017 to further extend the partnership offering and provide external young health leaders with the opportunity to participate in this six month leadership and capacity building program. The partnership is managed by J&J Global Community Impact which supports and champions people on the front lines who are at the heart of delivering care. To date, 166 J&J OYW leaders (including 20 scholars) from across the globe have participated in the J&J OYW program which is part of J&J Talent for Good. More information on the J&J OYW program can be found here.