Five students have the opportunity to win a $1,000 summer entrepreneurship fellowship through Onward Yankton.
The fellowships will be awarded to students who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and strive to enhance the Yankton community, according to Rita Nelson, a member of Onward Yankton’s education committee. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 4, 2017.
The program will connect students to entrepreneurs and SCORE mentors in the community, and give the recipients the opportunity to gain broader business experiences, see real-life applications of entrepreneurship and make valuable connections throughout the Yankton community. An additional $2,500 fellowship may be awarded at the completion of the program.
“This fellowship program is made available by the generous support of Onward Yankton,” Nelson said. “Our education committee is creating opportunities to teach leadership and entrepreneurialism to those that will grow Yankton, by providing an environment that fosters education and training for both entrepreneurs and leaders. We are excited to offer this unique opportunity to entrepreneurial-minded young leaders in our community.”
The entrepreneurship fellowship is open to students who are alumni from Yankton High School between 2012-2017 and Mount Marty College students enrolled in a degree program in 2017.
Those selected as fellows must successfully complete 40 hours in an Onward Yankton Entrepreneurship Fellowship program between May 15, 2017 to August 15, 2017. Fellowship funds may be paid directly to the college as a scholarship (non-taxable to student) or a stipend will be paid to the individuals as reportable, taxable income, after they successfully complete the program.
Interested participants can download an application, or e-mail a request. Applications may also be picked up at The Sandbox, located at 104 W. 3rd Street in downtown Yankton, between 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be delivered to The Sandbox or emailed to the Onward Yankton team.