John M. Belk Impact Fellowship Application

Thank you for your interest in the 2020-2021 John M. Belk Impact Fellowship.

The John M. Belk Endowment (JMBE) believes in the value of education as a means to personal fulfillment and community vitality. By creating pathways to and through postsecondary education for underrepresented students, JMBE is committed to helping students attain the marketable skills and training needed to gain meaningful employment and contribute to the development of a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

The John M. Belk Impact Fellowship is a ten-month (August-May), paid program that provides hands-on experience for students currently enrolled in community college, undergraduate or graduate programs in North Carolina. Building on the success of the John M. Belk Scholarship program, and the belief that talent is universal but opportunity is not, the Fellowship will serve as a training ground for future generations of social impact leaders. To gain exposure to the inner workings of organizations playing a variety of critical roles across North Carolina’s education landscape, Fellows could be placed at organizations such as nonprofits, education systems and institutions, and/or philanthropy.

To apply for the Fellowship, please complete the following application questions and upload the requested documents where prompted. 

Applicants should note the following Key Dates for the 2020-2021 Fellowship: 
July 13 - 31, 2020: Rolling application process 
Week of August 3, 2020: Zoom interviews 
August 10, 2020: Notification of placement 
August 24, 2020: Start date
May 2021: End date

Please note that applicants should have an interest in working to advance the public education landscape in North Carolina. 
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