The Mind Trust Accepting Applications For Education Entrepreneur Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that The Mind Trust ( is accepting applications for the second cohort of its Education Entrepreneur Fellowship. Dr. Michael Bitz was recently selected as the first Education Entrepreneur Fellowship recipient, and will use the Fellowship to launch Youth
Music Exchange (YME).

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 a full-time annual salary of $90,000 for two years, benefits, and customized training. Fellows who opt to live in Indianapolis will also get office space at The Mind Trust.

Interested candidates may apply online at Statements of Intent are due September 5, 2008. Fellowships will be awarded by December 1, 2008.

Additional information on the Fellowship is attached. You can also visit our website at or contact us at or 317-822-8102.

About The Mind Trust: The Mind Trust’s mission is to dramatically improve public education for underserved students by empowering education entrepreneurs to develop or expand transformative education initiatives. The Mind Trust is currently in the process of selecting its first cohort of Education Entrepreneur Fellows. The Mind Trust received 146 Statements of Intent from applicants with a rich array of experience and backgrounds from all over the country. In addition to the Fellowship, The Mind Trust also has a Venture Fund which has invested $2,885,000 to bring Teach For America, The New Teacher Project and College Summit to Indianapolis, where The Mind Trust is based.

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