Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program accepting applications

by Feb 21, 2019General Announcements


The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program is currently recruiting EBCI tribal members who are undergraduate college students to participate in its 2019-2020 program. Undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.75 enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester are eligible to apply by the deadline of Friday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m.

The culturally-based leadership 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 an application form stop by the Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute located at the Cherokee Boys Club in the former Family Support building across from the garage between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

  • Participation in unique leadership opportunities that will develop their leadership skills.
  • Community and culture involvement with an opportunity to give back.
  • Meet other students interested in becoming leaders within the Cherokee community.
  • Receive funding to support leadership opportunities.
  • Receive guidance from outstanding mentors and build peer mentoring relationships.
  • Programming is grounded in traditional core values: Strong Individual Character, Group Harmony, Spirituality, Sense of Place, Honoring the Past, Educating the Children, Sense of Humor.

The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award was established in 2007 to honor the memories and leadership of Principal Chief Leon Jones and 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.

Info: Alicia Jacobs, Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute, Cherokee Boys Club, 359-5544

– Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute