The Fellowship Program is to encourage potential leaders to return to Palau. It will allow students to return for a period not to exceed six months before their last year of college or university, or immediately thereafter, and become familiar with the current issues and job opportunities that they may wish to participate in once they return home after obtaining their degree. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure that the Republic produces and retains well educated Palauan leaders for our community. In administering this program, the Palau National Scholarship Board will foster lasting relationships between these future leaders and the Palauan community and provide students with a mechanism to transition into the Republic’s workforce after completing their education. This Fellowship Program will also in effect assist agencies in the Republic in building their capacity by providing them with highly educated and high performing Palauan employees.