Nyah Project
Travel Awakens Leaders


Application Period Open: Your Life Changing Opportunity Awaits. Apply Today by January 11, 2019


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Do you want to be a Nyah Project Fellow?   Please complete the online application below. 

Eligible candidates:

  • You have a positive attitude and are excited about new experiences, new cultures, new people, and of course, travel.

  • You are teen residing in Broward or Miami-Dade County, Florida, and are between 15 – 18 years old.

  • You have demonstrated a record of volunteerism in your community through extracurricular activities and non-school affiliated services projects.

  • You have a financial need or economic disadvantage and/or your total annual family income is below $75,000.

  • You are currently enrolled in high school and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • You have a U.S. passport that is valid for at least 12 months from June 1st of the year for which you are seeking a fewllowship, or you will apply for a U.S. passport by the application deadline.

  • You can meet all Program Deadlines (see below).

  • Your parents/guardians complete all applicable written consent and release forms as well as eSign your online application.

What’s included:

  • International airfare

  • All in-country accommodations and meals 

  • Cultural excursions and service learning activities

  • In-country support and travel chaperones

  • Group travel and medical insurance

  • Mandatory vaccinations (as applicable)

Application Instructions & Deadlines

  • DEADLINE: Program applications must submitted online and received by the Nyah Project no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on the extended deadline of Friday, January 11, 2019.  (no exceptions).

  • Applicants who are accepted as NYAH PROJECT FINALISTS will be notified no later than Friday, January 25, 2019 and must submit via email in PDF format all Finalist Supporting Documents in the manner instructed by Friday, February 1, 2019.

  •  All NYAH PROJECT FINALISTS must participate in the weekend Leadership Workshop (February 16 -17, 2019) to be considered as a fellow for summer International Experiential Learning Program in Bali, Indonesia.

  • If you have any questions about the application, please contact our team via email at: info@nyahproject.org.

Additional Materials

You Help spread the word.  Please download the 2019 Fellowship Application Flyer (.png and .pdf) below to share among your network.  Just in case you missed the info sessions hosted by our Nyah Fellows, watch the video below or on our Facebook Page.


Nyah Project Online Application

You may only submit one (1) application per person. You cannot save incomplete applications. Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered. Therefore, we recommend that you complete your answers to each of the questions below in a separate word document then copy and paste your answers into the online application form below.
Biographical Information
Applicant Name *
Applicant Name
Applicant Phone Number *
Applicant Phone Number
Parent/ Guardian Name *
Parent/ Guardian Name
Parent/ Guardian Phone Number *
Parent/ Guardian Phone Number
Address *
Applicant Date of Birth *
Applicant Date of Birth
Applicant Gender Preferred Pronoun *
Gender *
Financial Information
NOTE: if selected as a Nyah Finalist, you will be asked to verify that your household Gross Annual income is under $75,000 by supplying the appropriate IRS Income Tax Return Schedule.
Prior Travel & Passport Information
If you do not yet have a U.S. Passport, please enter "None" NOTE: You must have a U.S. passport that is valid for at least 12 months from the application deadline, or you must obtain a U.S. passport if selected as a Finalist.
U.S. Passport Expiration Date
U.S. Passport Expiration Date
U.S. Passport Issue Date
U.S. Passport Issue Date
Prior International Travel *
How many countries outside of the United States have you visited?
Academic Background
What high school do you attend?
High School Grade Level *
List your cumulative unweighted grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). NOTE: if you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to submit a copy of your most recent school transcript as proof of the above GPA.
Will you be the first person in your family to attend college? *
Activities & Resume
List any honors and awards you have received in the past five (5) years.
List any club memberships and leadership positions you hold or have held in the past five (5) years.
List any volunteer or community service (school related or extracurricular) activities in the past five (5) years.
List any employment or internship/ work experience in the past five (5) years. Please indicate the corresponding year in parenthesis.
List your hobbies and outside interests.
At Nyah Project, we take cohort fit, committment and diversity seriously. We're looking for dynamic individuals, creative thinkers and young leaders with a passion for our mission. Please answer the following questions in 200 words or less so we can get to know you better. Please write an essay response to EACH of the four questions below.
We believe that those young leaders who receive the unique opportunity to serve as NYAH FELLOWS should pay it forward. Please tell us the specific ways you intend to "give back" to your hosts and those individuals or organizations that facilitated your time abroad as well as your community at home in the United States.
We believe that TRAVEL AWAKENS LEADERS. Describe what about our vision, values and purpose resonates with you and why?
We believe that leaders are shaped by life-changing experiences. Describe a small or big failure . Tell us what you learned from this experience and about yourself.
What do you care about ? Tell us about what's not in this application that inspires or ignites your passion.
Referral Source/ Affiliates
Community Partner Organization *
Please select the community partner organization with which you are affiliated. If your organization is not listed, please select other and list the individual or organization who referred you in the next question.
Referred By (Individual):
Referred By (Individual):
Identify the individual who recommended that you apply for the Nyah Fellowship.
Identify the organization who recommended that you apply for the Nyah Fellowship.
Certification & Statement of Accuracy
By selecting each of the statements below and the "Submit" button, you are signing this Application electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Application. By selecting "I Accept" you consent to be legally bound by this Application’s terms and conditions. You further agree that your use of a key pad, mouse or other device to select an item, button, icon or similar act/action constitutes your signature, acceptance, and agreement as if actually signed by you in writing.
Applicant and Parent/Guardian each agree to the following: *
Applicant eSignature & Acknowledgement *
Applicant eSignature & Acknowledgement
Applicant eSignature Date *
Applicant eSignature Date
Parent/Guardian eSignature & Acknowledgement *
Parent/Guardian eSignature & Acknowledgement
Parent/Guardian eSignature Date *
Parent/Guardian eSignature Date