The Building Excellent Schools Fellowship is a rigorous, year-long training program in general charter school management, which in some ways
school, and instead of paying BES for its training, recipients are paid by BES a generous professional stipend of $80,000 for their year’s work in the program.
A Fellowship year generally entails:
Building Excellent Schools Fellows share common beliefs far more than they share common experiences. Our Fellows represent a vast range of professional experience including education, business, law, and public administration. Classroom experience is not a pre-requisite for participation in the program. Ultimately, Building Excellent Schools is looking for high-capacity individuals that are deeply committed to fundamentally changing urban education. An exemplary Fellow is:
The culmination of the Fellowship year is the submission of a well-written, thoroughly researched charter application that reflects the best practices in urban school design. Ultimately this application will not be the reflection of a solely individual effort. Indeed, a successful Fellow will have built a Founding Board of 7-11 equally committed people from a variety of backgrounds that fully support and believe in the proposal and pledge to receive the charter and usher the school through its first years. The Fellow will also have made real community connections in the place in which he or she intends to found their school, ensuring that their effort is seen as integral to the community’s future. The school’s status as free-standing, locally controlled, and independent only affirms these connections.
This is the basic design of the Building Excellence Schools Fellowship. The early success of Fellows proves that our approach works and has great potential to dramatically impact urban education (see below). For the 2006-2007 Fellowship, we welcome applicants who wish to start charter schools in:
We are offering a $1,000 "finder's fee" to those who lead us to Fellow candidate-applicants who successfully enroll in the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship beginning in September 2006. Each successful referral is worth $1,000 to us - to be claimed by you personally or to flow directly to your school - whichever you prefer.
Note: Please, do not contact us regarding these scholarships. We are not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the scholarships. When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on it or contact the organization directly.
The Multicultural Advantage Scholarship maintains a constantly updated listing of a wide variety of scholarship programs.
To view current scholarship listings: Visit the Scholarship Center