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Bezos Scholar Program

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Kaetlyn Rodriguez

on 27 January 2017

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Bezos Scholar Program
Program Establishment
The Bezos Scholars Program was founded in 2005 by the Bezos Family Foundation.
It is funded and run by the Bezos Family Foundation and hosted in collaboration with the Aspen Institute
a global forum for leadership and open-minded dialogue, in Aspen, Colorado.
Part 2: Local Ideas Festival
Successful Festivals:
Success is measured by the festival achieving the goals that the team sets forth in the beginning, such as increased awareness levels or peer and community engagement.
Application Process
Support
Want to hear from the principal
endorsement
Including the educator that the student and the principal are nominating to support the student in the coming year.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to give appropriate time
Links will be provided directly online
Part 1: Aspen
Dates:
June 24 – June 30, 2017. Selected students and educators are required to attend all dates of the programming in Aspen.
Experience:
On the Aspen Institute campus, Scholars attend seven days of seminars, tutorials, lectures, and debates.
They share in roundtable discussions with some of the most provocative thinkers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and change-agents from around the world.
Interactive leadership development training also prepares Scholars for the challenge ahead: creating a sustainable community change project, known as a Local Ideas Festival.
Students and Educators :
Starting in Aspen, both receive training, professional development, and participate in the Aspen Ideas Festival. Returning home,
Scholars build a broader team of students and school administrators to support the creation of a community change project.
Funding:
Scholars submit a grant proposal, and complete progress, and final grant reports.
Scholars are also encouraged to seek additional funding from their community, including in-kind donations.
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