Lex: Lead Annual Essay Competition 2017 for Students in Developing Countries

Lex: Lead Annual Essay Competition 2017 for Students in Developing Countries

Lex:lead is again happy to announce a scholarship competition for students in developing countries. Up to 10 one-time scholarships of US$500 will be awarded in February 2018 to winning essays submitted by 31 December 2017 answering: How can banking regulatory law reduce poverty and support economic development?


Applicants must register by 30 November 2017 online at www.lex-lead.org. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be assigned a registration number (an Identification Number) which they are to use with no other identifying information in 5-page essays submitted by 31 December 2017.

Eligible Countries: Asia: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Kiribati; Laos; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Yemen; Americas: Haiti; Africa: Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; DR Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Niger; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; Togo; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe. This list pertains to both citizenship and educational enrolment.

Essays: Essays must be in English, typed and single-spaced for a total of not more than five (5) pages. All work submitted must be the applicant’s own, original work with clear attribution where other sources are consulted. Essays must be submitted using the Identification Number assigned at registration and contain no information that could lead to independent identification of the applicant. Essays must be submitted using the email address provided at registration by the candidate to [email protected] by 31 December 2017. Further details are given over page.


Essays submitted by the deadline will be independently assessed by judges from a panel of experts (see website) and awards announced in February 2018. Note that award cheques are made out to the applicant’s educational institution for use toward the student’s tuition and/or books less any applicable bank conversion fees and/or taxes. The winning essays may be published.

Good luck!