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Philanthropist, entrepreneur discusses U-M fellowship that aims to help students, major cities

Entrepreneur and philanthropist David Bohnett sees big cities as laboratories for humanity, and seized upon an idea that could help them as well as budding civic leaders by putting the latter in service to the former. 

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business graduate, who founded pioneering internet firm and early stage technology fund Baroda Ventures, launched municipal leadership fellowship programs with universities as a way to achieve his vision. Among them is the David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship at U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy.

The annual fellowship competitively awards three incoming master’s students with two years of in-state tuition support and a funded summer internship in the office of the mayor of Detroit. The program announced that it has renewed its partnership with the Ford School for an additional three years starting this fall and will be announcing its next class of fellows in July.  

Read the full article at the University of Michigan: Detroit website