The Mind Trust 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 through July 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 for the application form and more information on the Education Entrepreneur Fellowship.  Fellowships for the third cohort will be awarded by November 20, 2009.

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