Jones-Bowman Leadership Program seeks nominations

by Apr 3, 2014Happenings0 comments

The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program is currently recruiting EBCI tribal members who are undergraduate college students to participate in its 2014-15 program. Students may only be nominated by a community member and the deadline for nominations is Tuesday, May 6 by 5p.m.

The program gives students opportunities to develop strong leadership abilities and serve successfully in leadership roles.  With the help of mentors, participants develop individual leadership plans, volunteer in their communities, and complete a group service project during a yearlong fellowship.

To obtain a nomination form, visit  or stop by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation office at 71 John Crowe Hill Rd.

The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award was established in 2007 to honor the memories and leadership of Principal Chief Leon Jones and Mr. James Bowman, founding members of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.  The Cherokee Preservation Foundation and other contributors fund individual learning plans of the Fellows.

Jones-Bowman Fellows enjoy the following benefits by participating in the program:

–They participate in unique opportunities that will help them develop their leadership skills.

–They become involved in their community and culture.

–They meet other students interested in becoming leaders within the Cherokee community.

–They receive funding to take advantage of leadership opportunities.

–They receive guidance from outstanding mentors.

Info: Alicia Jacobs, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, 497-5550

– Marilyn Ball on behalf of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation