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Deadline Nearing for 'Global Scholars' Applications

Mark Marich

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that the Kauffman Foundation was expanding its Global Scholars Program to include up to ten (10) recent graduates from US colleges and universities. The deadline to apply for one of those slots is now only one week away—applications must be submitted by Monday, October 17.

The application form and other details can be found on the Foundation’s website.

During the first five years of the Global Scholars Program, Kauffman hosted students sponsored by governments and organizations from five countries representing 11 nationalities. In 2012, the expanded Program will enable selected U.S. Scholars to learn and network with an international group of fellow aspiring entrepreneurs.

For six months, selected Scholars will study, exchange ideas, and work with entrepreneurial experts. As part of the experience, Scholars will:

  • Meet and engage with leading scholars and thinkers, policy leaders, innovative researchers, and business founders. Building on their existing expertise, they will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in the direction of entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative businesses.
  • Learn from fellow aspiring entrepreneurs from other countries who likewise aim to build companies with global vision and global reach. They will learn to think systematically about entrepreneurship and the variables that may lead to the success of their ventures.
  • Visit leading universities to exchange ideas with faculty, students, and those engaged in innovative, entrepreneurial work.
  • Experience a three-month entrepreneurship internship at an innovative company, and understand the real-life challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

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