Application Process
deadline: 31st of May 2022

Application Process

Project Arizona has 3-stage Selection Process:

Stage 1 - Application: Along with general information, every applicant will be required to address three questions, submit a copy of their latest resume and letter of recommendation.

Q 1. Life story in short (200-300 words)
Q 2. Please describe your activism for liberty (200-300 words)
Q 3. Why is Project Arizona well designed for you? (200-300 words)

Stage 2 - Reviews and Interview: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and qualified applicants will be invited for an interview by a panel of Project Arizona alumni. The panel will consist of two alumni to interview and rate applicants on a metric scale.

Stage 3 - Raise Me To Top (RMTT): Successful candidates from the interview round will qualify for the last and most important stage of the selection process. Under the RMTT stage, each candidate will be required to make a strong case for their candidacy and fundraise from liberty network and their community network. The successful candidates will reserve a spot among the final participants.

What do you need to apply for Project Arizona?

So, you fancy the idea of spending a couple of weeks in the heart of American freedom land but you might think whether you are the right candidate to enroll. It is always worth a try!

But to make it easier for you we described a characteristic of an optimal candidate for Project Arizona.

  • Write and speak English very well;
  • Your age is between 20 and 30;
  • Either still study or graduated from the University-level school;
  • Are involved in students and/or non-profit organization/s;
  • Are interested in making a real change in your country;
  • Are familiar with ideas of economic and individual liberty;
  • Convince us that Project Arizona will make a difference in your career;
  • Are hungry for new experience, meeting new people, and learning new things and habits.

Cost of participation in Project Arizona: $5000 which boils down to:

– Out of candidate’s pocket: $1000*
– To be raised in the “Raise Me to The Top” (RMTT)

fundraising campaign: $2000*
– Scholarship given by Liberty International: $2000

*If a candidate pledges more than $1000 from his/her pocket, the amount needed to be raised in RMTT goes down proportionally.

The third step of application process is Raise Me to The Top fundraising campaign. Its goal is to raise $2000 for a candidate’s participation in Project Arizona 2022. There will be a few more candidates than actual spots at Project Arizona making it a competitive effort. Candidates will get one month to raise funds and for that effort they need to create their own GoFundMe campaigns, promoting themselves: their candidacy, their achievements, and why it’s worth to invest in their future. Candidates might of course raise more than $2000 and anything over that amount will go to their own pockets thus helping them with some living costs in Arizona.

What will happen if a candidate does not raise the needed amount? If that happens to more candidates, we will simply judge other elements of the campaign: the effort one takes, marketing strategies, and so on. For that reason all the candidates will deliver once a week a short campaign report that help to measure the actual level of engagement.

What the organizer does cover for confirmed participants?

– Entire educational program/agenda of Project Arizona
– Shared accommodation in a nice, well equipped, multi-bedroom house in north-eastern Tempe
– On-the-ground management team providing safe and quality experience
– Trip to Southern California for The Objectivist Seminar (program, transportation, accommodation, meals)
– Transportation to all obligatory meetings of Project Arizona
– Medical insurance for the stay in the United States
– Few lunches and dinners during the course of PA
– Graduation Party

What the organizer does not cover for confirmed participants?

– Flight tickets to Phoenix
– Visa fees
– Daily feeding
– Touristic trips, entertainment

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