The Mind Trust's 2009 Education Entrepreneur Fellowship - Apply now
We are pleased to announce that The Mind Trust (www.themindtrust.org) is now accepting applications for its third cohort of Education Entrepreneur Fellows. The Fellowship, a nationally unique incubator for transformative education ventures, offers promising education entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and launch their break-the-mold education ventures and the support necessary for success. Fellows receive an annual salary of $90,000 for two years, benefits, and a $20,000 stipend for travel and professional development.
Interested candidates may apply online at www.themindtrust.org. Statements of Intent are due July 31, 2009. Fellowships will be awarded by November 20, 2009.
About the Education Entrepreneur Fellowship
The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a nationally unique incubator for transformative education ventures. The Fellowship offers promising education entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and launch their break-the-mold education ventures and the support necessary for success. Fellows receive two years of salary, benefits, a stipend for travel and professional development, and more. With this support, fellows will be able to realize their visions and achieve extraordinary results for some of the nation's most underserved students.
Fellowship ventures target underserved or disadvantaged populations with solutions that attack the root problems in the delivery of public education. The Fellowship is for people who envision entirely new approaches to the challenges of public education, and possess the relentless drive necessary to exploit opportunities to fulfill their visions. Fellows join a growing network of education entrepreneurs dedicated to forging dramatic change in public education.
For the third cohort of fellows, The Mind Trust plans to select three highly capable people by November 20, 2009. Each fellow works with The Mind Trust staff to establish an appropriate start date.
Fellows are full-time employees of The Mind Trust throughout the Fellowship. Fellows receive a $90,000 annual salary and a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, and retirement benefits. Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend to support their work, which can be used for customized training, travel or other reasonable purposes. The Fellowship is a full-time responsibility; fellows should not have additional employment, consulting contracts, or other professional responsibilities. Fellows may live anywhere in the United States during the Fellowship, but will be required to participate in meetings with their cohort of fellows in Indianapolis at least quarterly. In addition, Fellows must include Indianapolis as part of their initial growth plans.
Important Dates and Application Information
The Mind Trust is now accepting Statements of Intent online throughJuly 31, 2009. Select applicants will be invited to submit Full Applications. Full Applications are due September 25, 2009. Statements of Intent and Full Applications are accepted only via The Mind Trust's online application form. Visit www.themindtrust.org for the application form and more information on the Education Entrepreneur Fellowship. Fellowships for the third cohort will be awarded by November 20, 2009.
About The Mind Trust
The Mind Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to dramatically improve public education for underserved students by empowering education entrepreneurs to develop or expand transformative education initiatives. To achieve its mission, The Mind Trust has two principal strategies: (1) anationally unique Education Entrepreneur Fellowship that serves as an incubator for transformative education ventures; and (2) a Venture Fund to recruit to Indianapolis the nation's most successful entrepreneurial education initiatives. To date, The Mind Trust has invested nearly $3 million from its Venture Fund to recruit Teach For America, The New Teacher Project, College Summit and Diploma Plus to Indianapolis.
For more information about The Mind Trust, go towww.themindtrust.org.