WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Young Invincibles, a national Millennial research and advocacy group, and the Cognosante Foundation, the charitable arm of Cognosante LLC, will launch a new fellowship program for college students this summer. Called YI Scholars, the program will provide primarily first-generation college students with the opportunity to learn a range of skills, from research and public policy to business skills, while experiencing all that Washington, D.C. has to offer.
Participating college students will develop leadership skills, explore the issue areas that Young Invincibles engages in, and expand their professional networks ahead of graduation. YI Scholars will become a part of a Scholars' Alumni Program to ensure that they continue to engage with other young leaders going forward.
"Millennials care deeply about advancing solutions to the biggest economic challenges facing our generation today, from student loan debt to disproportionately high unemployment. The YI Scholars program will train the next generation of young leaders and expose them to a range of skillsets critical to tackling these key issues." — Jen Mishory, Executive Director of Young Invincibles.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Young Invincibles on this innovative program," says Michele Kang, founder and CEO of both Cognosante LLC and the Foundation. "The Cognosante Foundation's focus on supporting opportunities for young people and the under-privileged aligns perfectly with the goals of YI Scholars."
The Cognosante Foundation will provide funding for five participants who will each receive a stipend for the summer. Strong preference will be given to first-generation college students, prioritizing those from under-represented communities. Applicants must show leadership potential and an entrepreneurial spirit.
More details about the program live here. Please be in touch if you have any questions.