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Fellowship program seeks applicants

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders program is seeking applications for the 2009 class of participants.

An initiative of the E.A. Morris Charitable Foundation and the John William Pope Foundation, the program is an opportunity for participants to explore leadership in their professions and communities.

“As emerging leaders, the chosen Fellows will gain new opportunities to advance the principles of individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise, the principles that allow our society to thrive,” the program’s website says.

Topics covered during the term of the free fellowship include public policy, principles of individual liberty and free enterprise, the role of private and nonprofit organizations in a free society and the role of citizen-leaders.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must age 25 to 40 or have fewer than 15 years of experience in their current career, and must be North Carolina residents and U.S. citizens.

The fellowship year includes three mandatory retreats in different areas of the state and fellows are asked to attend at least four other related seminars or conferences during the year.

Applications can be completed online and are due Dec. 5.

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