YANKTON, S.D. (March 2, 2018) – Six individuals will have the opportunity to earn and learn in the 2018 summer Entrepreneurship Fellowship program through Onward Yankton. Fellows will earn an $800 scholarship or stipend.
This is the second year of the successful Onward Yankton Entrepreneurship Experience program. The fellowships will be awarded to individuals who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and strive to enhance the Yankton community, according to Rita Nelson, a member of Onward Yankton’s education committee. The program will connect participating fellows 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.
“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 entrepreneurship 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 leaders in our community.”
This Entrepreneurship Fellowship opportunity is open to anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to enhance the Yankton community. Candidates may be recent high school graduates, current college or technical school students, or anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is starting or growing a business. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2018. The Entrepreneurship Fellowship program is scheduled between May 21, 2018 to August 1, 2018. 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 at: http://onwardyankton.org/education/onward-entrepreneurship-experience-program-summer-
2018/ or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com. Questions may be directed to Rita Nelson, co-chair of the Onward Education Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 665-9011, ext. 3.
About Onward Yankton, Inc. Onward Yankton, Inc. is a registered private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in South Dakota. The organization first began in 2014 as a grassroots campaign designed to find Yankton’s Next Big Idea. Today, the organization’s vision is to help the community of Yankton achieve its full potential. Its mission is to advance the public interest in community preservation and improvement by encouraging the development of entrepreneurial thinking and activity. For more information, visit www.onwardyankton.org.