FRED Inc. Announces 2014 FRED Scholars(SM) Program for Leaders at Nonprofits and NGOs

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Pioneering Program Provides Scholarships to Attend Extraordinary Executive Education and Leadership Development Opportunities at World-class Business Schools

FRED Inc., the innovative nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the world, has announced the 2014 FRED Scholars(SM) program featuring scholarships for nonprofit/NGO leaders to attend world-class university executive education and leadership development programs.

“The FRED Scholars(sm) program is key to our mission to elevate leadership,” said Jim Bolt, CEO of FRED Inc. “We are honored to have these highly esteemed universities participate in this unique program. It’s a testament to them and to how important ongoing learning and development is for leaders, especially those at nonprofits and NGOs who often can’t afford to attend such programs,” added Bolt.

The program provides exclusive scholarships to enable honorees, who otherwise lack funding, to attend outstanding university programs alongside global executives and high potential managers from companies across the business spectrum. “FRED Scholars(sm) provides the highest quality executive education and leadership development opportunities for these deserving leaders,” said Bolt.

The 2014 FRED Scholars Roster of Programs includes:

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa
Program Name: Accelerate: Fast-Tracking the Careers of High-Performing Individuals
Program Dates: September 10-12, 2014; September 17-20, 2014; and December 3, 2014
Scholarship Includes: Tuition, Materials, Textbooks, Meals, Refreshments, Experiential Activities, a Strategic and Reflective Breakaway

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Program Name: MIT Sloan Executive Certificate
Program Dates: Programs are held in Cambridge, Massachusetts throughout the year.
Scholarship Includes: Registration Fee for four 2-day programs. All four programs must be selected by June 30, 2014 (enrollment deadline) and attended by June 30, 2015 (completion deadline).

Sauder School of Business – Executive Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Program Name: Meeting the Leadership Challenge
Program Dates: June 18-13, 2014
Scholarship Includes: Registration Fee, Course Materials, Lodging, Meals

Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Program Name: Leadership & Strategic Impact
Program Dates: October 19-24, 2014
Scholarship Includes: Registration Fee, Lodging, Meals

For more information on the programs as well as how to apply, and updates on new programs, visit:

FRED Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit that exists through the generosity of our sponsors who support our activities throughout the year. Please visit:


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