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Oklahoma Legislative
Fellowship Program
Creating opportunities for Oklahoma’s future leaders.

Your future as an
Oklahoma leader starts here.

Are you a young leader committed to serving and strengthening your community? Imagine a year filled with opportunities to learn, network and sharpen your leadership skills. Imagine connecting with peers from across the state and learning from Oklahoma’s top legislators, business leaders and public policy experts. Imagine being mentored by political veterans and changemakers.

The Oklahoma Legislative Fellowship Program makes it all possible.

PLEASE NOTE:
The application period for the 2021-2022 Fellowship Program has ended. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Program in April, so watch for updates!

HOW IT WORKS

1.

Emerging leaders (age 18-23) from across Oklahoma can apply for the Fellowship Program.

Applications are due by July 2, 2021.

2.

One applicant from each Oklahoma House and Senate district is selected to participate in the Fellowship Program.

All Applicants will be notified of their status by July 30, 2021.

3.

Fellows participate in live and virtual events throughout the year, benefitting from the leadership, network and support of former and current Oklahoma leaders.

4.

After completing the program, each Fellow is awarded a $500 529 educational scholarship and is included in future alumni opportunities/events.

Should you apply?

Fellowship applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have graduated from high school or equivalent by Aug. 1, 2021.
  • Are no younger than 18 and no older than 23 years of age by Aug. 1, 2021.
  • Have a desire to grow in leadership ability and opportunity.
  • Are able to fully participate in the Fellowship Program, including attending both Summit events and at least four of the Fellow Fridays outlined below.
  • Are able to fund any costs associated with traveling to/attending the Summit events in Oklahoma City. *Once onsite, all food and program materials are provided at no cost.

Program Highlights

Oklahoma Legislative Fellows Leadership Summit (Oklahoma City)
Aug. 7, 2021

Meet other Fellows and interact with business/nonprofit leaders and experts in state government and public policy during this exciting launch of the 2021-2022 Program.

Fellows Friday Events (Virtual)
Sept. 3, Nov. 5, Jan. 7, May 6, June 3
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Led by community, business and policy leaders across the state, discuss the unique opportunities, challenges and issues facing Oklahoma. (Approx. 90 mins. of reading/research assigned prior to each event.)

Oklahoma Legislative Fellows Opportunity Summit & Graduation (Oklahoma City)
July 29, 2022

During this capstone experience, work collectively to identify solutions to a specific challenge or opportunity facing Oklahoma and present them to participating legislators and advisory board members.

Educational Scholarship & Alumni Opportunities
Ongoing

Receive a $500 529 educational scholarship and continue to build your leadership skills and statewide network.

Access opportunities to collaborate with other Fellows and to mentor, teach and lead other emerging leaders.

Program Leadership

The Oklahoma Legislative Fellowship Program is led by Founder/Director Tom Robins. Tom is a sought-after consultant and coalition organizer, with nearly two decades of experience in government and organizational leadership. He previously served as Oklahoma’s Deputy Secretary of Energy and now leads Solid Foundation Consulting.

Contact: Advisory Board:
U.S. Representative Stephanie Bice (former State Senator)
Mike Sanders (former State Representative)
Dr. Jason Dunnington (former State Representative)
Josh Cockroft (former State Representative)