Apply for the Fully Funded Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program at the The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University.


The Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program was inaugurated in 2017 as a joint effort between the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC, HBS Professors Tarun Khanna and Karim Lakhani, and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University. 

The Program is a prestigious and a fully funded career development opportunity for students from across the world, who are the first member of their family—or the first generation within their family—to attend university and facing challenges of financial and social circumstances. Following a rigorous multi-stage evaluation process, exceptional students are selected from a diverse applicant pool to take part in this unique educational experience. 

The ultimate aim of the Crossroads Program is to create a diverse pipeline of future graduate students at leading universities, such as Harvard, and future leaders from across an array of social-economic, racial and cultural backgrounds. 

Who is eligible for the program?

The program is seeking applicants from South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the United States (Note: USA nationals are not eligible for the in-person segment of the Crossroads Program held in Dubai).

Students that are between 18-24 years old, who are going to begin an undergraduate program soon OR are enrolled an undergraduate university program OR who are recent graduates of a university within the last 3 years. If you graduated exactly three years ago, you also qualify.

To Apply

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit the official website here.


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