Next Young Leaders

Scholarship & Mentorship Program
by The Education Collaborative

About NYL

The Next Young Leaders Program is an all-new program led by high school senior Agha Haider, focused on providing high school seniors (in the class of 2022) with an opportunity to navigate the college process, receive a virtual mentorship, and a scholarship towards their college education.

The Scholarship

One $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding individual who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, and academic excellence. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based out of the United States, and five £1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based out of the United Kingdom. Students planning to attend a college in Australia and students applying to a college in the United States or the United Kingdom, but who are outside of the country are also eligible to apply.

Awardees and runner-ups will also have the opportunity to work with a college student who will help with navigating the entirety of the college process.


  • High school juniors (U.S.) or year 12 students (U.K.) are eligible to apply to this program.

  • Applicants must plan to pursue a college education after their last year of high school. Those who plan to take a gap year are not eligible for this program.

  • Scholarship funds can only be used towards funding the awardee's college education. If tuition and other fees are already covered, the awardee may utilize the funding for supplies, food, or other college expenses.

Apply Now

November 2021 - $1,000 Next Young Leaders Scholarship
Essay Topic: Please describe an example of your leadership. Include what being a leader means to you and how you will apply what you learned to your time beyond high school/college.
Application Due Date: January 30th, 2022
Winners Announced: February 28th, 2022
To apply, please click this link.

August 2021 - $1,000 Next Young Leaders Scholarship + Mentorship
To begin your application, please fill out the eligibility form linked below. If you have any questions regarding the application or the application process, please email [email protected].

Applications for the August 2021 $1,000 scholarship are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.