Graduate Fellows

Our Founder’s Lasting Impact: Words from our Community

After Secretary Rumsfeld’s passing, the Foundation was heartened to receive an outpouring of condolences and thoughtful reflections from our founder’s many friends and colleagues around the world. Among them were touching messages of gratitude from our Fellowship alumni and the military charity partners we have worked with over the years. This blog post includes a sample of such testimonials which speak to the significant and enduring impact that Rumsfeld had on the lives of so many. 

Graduate Fellowship Advisers: Mentorship and More

We are delighted to share this blog shedding some light on the backbone of our Graduate Fellowship Program – our program Advisers. Behind the rising young leaders that comprise our Fellowship Network, is the support and guidance of these dedicated professors who recognize our Fellows’ leadership potential and help them to advance in their academic and professional pursuits.

Service Series: A Conversation on Leadership with Governor Mitch Daniels

This Service Series blog post is a compilation of some of the top insights shared by President of Purdue University and former Governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, during his “Opening Keynote Conversation” that kicked off our recent 2020 Graduate Fellowship Conference.  Drawing on his extensive experience across sectors, Daniels offered his thoughts on a multitude of timely topics from the impact of COVID-19 to the musts of strategic planning, as well as guidance for rising leaders in public service and beyond.

More than a Scholarship

As we virtually host the Foundation’s 8th Annual Graduate Fellowship Conference this week, we wanted to provide an inside look at some of the opening remarks from our 2019 Conference, a momentous gathering which marked the 10th anniversary of the Fellowship Program. The remarks below were delivered by an alumnus who was among the inaugural class of Graduate Fellows back in 2009-2010. 


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