Apply to the Fellowship
Two years go by quickly, but it’s the launchpad for lifelong impact. Fellows obtain invaluable learning opportunities and networking through direct exposure to Colorado’s philanthropic and nonprofit arenas, targeted professional development, peer management, program oversight, and connection with an engaged network of nearly 300 Alumni. It’s a winning combination to build the next generation of Colorado’s leaders and accelerate their career trajectories.
How to Apply for the Fellowship
The Fellowship application isn’t complicated, but we encourage you to review the following steps to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application.
Read through the 2024 job description to get a full understanding of a Fellow's roles and responsibilities, and confirm that you're eligible to apply.
The Personal Statement is the part of your application that helps our team better understand your experiences and interest in the Fellowship. Please write a personal statement that addresses your interest in the Fellowship and serving the people and communities of Colorado; a meaningful leadership role, service background, identity, interest, or talent that you want us to know about; a story or life experience would make you a unique addition to the next Fellowship cohort; and any additional information that you would like us to know about you.
Submit your resume so we can learn more about you and your past work and leadership experience.
Applicants must have completed their bachelor's degree before starting the Fellowship. We'll take a look at your transcript to learn more about who you are. An unofficial transcript is okay to submit.
Ask people who know you well and can speak to both your leadership ability and work ethic. They'll receive a form to submit their recommendation to us.
When the application for the Fellowship class of 2024 opens, apply through our online portal - you can revisit this page after October 25 to do so.
Make note of these dates to get your application in on time.
Schedule an informational interview
We believe it’s important to be familiar with what a Fellow does on a day-to-day basis and with El Pomar’s programs before you’re ready to apply. We offer the opportunity for you to chat with current Fellows about their Fellowship experience. These informational interviews allow you to get a better sense of what it might entail to apply and participate in the program. They are not mandatory for the application, but we recommend them as a way to gain deeper insight into what your two years at El Pomar Foundation might look like.
We can host these conversations either virtually or at our offices in Penrose House in Colorado Springs.