The Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business celebrated their 2023-2024 Possibility Fellows with a reception at the President’s House on Wednesday, October 11th. The Possibility Fellowship program was launched earlier this year, with eleven inaugural Fellows selected to join the cohort. The event provided Fellows with an opportunity to connect with donors, faculty, and community leaders who have supported the development of the program.
Onnolee Nordstrom, Ozbun Chair of Entrepreneurship, presented each Fellow and showcased the diversity among the group, many of whom come from various backgrounds and disciplines. Several colleges within NDSU are represented in the cohort, including The College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources, and College of Health and Human Sciences.
NDSU President Dave Cook also reminded attendees that a key initiative of NDSU is to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities to prepare them for their future careers. An essential approach to achieving this initiative is through entrepreneurship and innovation. President Cook also emphasized the importance of donors and thanked them for their support, which significantly enhances the NDSU experience.
The Possibility Fellowship is a one-year premier entrepreneurial program that includes individual mentoring, hands-on learning, and unique opportunities for networking and internships. Students were selected to join the Fellowship based on several eligibility requirements, including academic excellence, leadership abilities, and a knack for entrepreneurial creativity. Each Fellow will receive a $5,000 scholarship and travel stipend for conference attendance and professional development.