The Future Global Leaders annually selects the world’s top first-generation students and, over the course of a 3-year program, primes them for induction into the Fortis Society – the world’s first private network of diverse leaders committed to one another’s success and to a better world.

The FGL Fellowship officially starts in early August with a (mandatory) intensive 20-day training focused on a rigorous leadership curriculum and building strong bonds by overcoming extreme physical and mental challenges in the wilderness.

The Future Leader is a global network of exceptional young leaders united by their humble backgrounds who have a strong desire to help one another succeed.


  • Training
  • High Level Mentorship
  • Global Internship Funding


Applicants must be first-year students and must fit the following eligibility criteria:

  • First-Generation or Low-Income Student – students who do not have a family of higher education, or who come from a low-income background.
  • Record of Academic Excellence – throughout high school and during the first months of the current school year.
  • Proven Abilities – through self-started initiatives and ventures, or leadership in their schools or communities.

Eligible Regions: Open for all


  • Applicants can apply through online application.
  • Be sure to go through their website thoroughly and download a sample of their Honor Pledge, their Application Form, and their Resume Template.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

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