El Pomar Fellowship
Applicants should have a Colorado connection, such as be a Colorado resident, have attended a Colorado college or university, or have immediate family who are residents or past residents. Also: demonstrate strong leadership capability and potential, the ability to work as a member of a team, and have an interest in public service or civic engagement.
A highly competitive, two-year post-undergraduate leadership training program. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth through direct program and project management, community development, and grant-making. The Fellowship emphasizes leadership and professional development; it is designed to bring together highly qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests, and shape them into effective leaders for the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Fellows operate the foundation's Community Stewardship Programs, conduct outreach initiatives, and bolster the Foundation's grant-making throughout the state, investing in the people and organizations of Colorado's urban and rural communities. Fellows learn by doing and by exploring their personal leadership styles in a supportive and dynamic environment found only on the front lines of philanthropy. Starting salary is $28,000.