A $100,000 gift from the McKinney Family Foundation to Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will fund fellowships for graduate students with a passion for the environment. Fellows will earn master’s degrees in philanthropic studies and serve with environmental nonprofits for two years.
Students will also earn a Certificate in Fund Raising Management through the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Fund Raising School.
The school says the fellowships are particularly important because environmental organizations often have smaller budgets than other organizations, and may not have the resources to send staff members to graduate school. It says the McKinney Family Foundation gift will allow students to dedicate themselves to helping environmental nonprofits, and help those organizations connect with a potential future employee.
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Dean Amir Pasic calls the fellowship a "win-win, giving some of the best and brightest, environmentally-minded students a leg up while assisting Hoosier nonprofits now and in the long run.
The application deadline for McKinney Family Philanthropic Fellowships is March 31.