Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) August 13, 2012
Recent U.S. college graduates with innovative business ideas have an outstanding opportunity to pursue their path to entrepreneurship thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Foundation will include up to 10 U.S. participants in its 2013 class of Kauffman Global Scholars.
The 6-year-old Global Scholars Program opened spots for U.S. Scholars for the first time in 2012, and their inclusion was deemed a success by both students and program administrators. Since 2007, Kauffman has hosted students sponsored by governments and organizations from six countries representing 12 nationalities.
The Global Scholars Program provides young entrepreneurs a six-month educational immersion opportunity as they learn, network and explore their entrepreneurial aspirations.
“The Foundation recognizes the importance of the Global Scholars Program to aid in economic growth throughout the world,” program director Nancie Thomas said. “By bringing together U.S. and international Scholars for education, internship and networking opportunities, we facilitate the role entrepreneurs play in today’s global economy.”
U.S. applicants to the Kauffman Global Scholars Program must have completed, at minimum, an undergraduate college degree program within the past 24 months and have business ideas in the fields of science, technology and/or engineering. Applications, available at http://www.kauffman.org/USglobalscholars, must be submitted by Sept. 24.
The 2013 class of U.S. Scholars will be selected in November. All selected U.S. and international students will begin the program in January and, by its completion next June, they will have honed their entrepreneurial skills, ideas, competencies and capabilities to start a business.
About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students’ math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and high school students. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit http://www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on http://www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and http://www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.