What is the timeline after submission of application until I am notified?

You will be notified of your application status by August 2017.

Will I be notified even if I am not selected?

Yes. All applicants will receive status notification by August 2017.

Will I be able to apply next year if not selected this year?

Applicants are encouraged to update their application annually.

Will I be required to participate in certain events?

Yes. Each Spirit Aligned Legacy Leader will be required to participate in two Annual First Circle Gatherings (Spring and Fall).

What is the Spirit Aligned Legacy Leader Fellowship Award?

Selected Legacy Leaders will receive a $75,000 fellowship award annually for 3 years. Award is dependent upon year-to-year level of compliance to the fellowship agreement.

Are there restrictions on how I can use the award money?

This is an individual fellowship award, not a grant. It may not be used to support a board or organization that you have personally founded or are a participant of. Each Legacy Leader will be responsible for any and all income taxes.

What is expected of me?

You are expected to participate in the shared collective processes of two annual gatherings, per the requirements included in the application. Our circle of Legacy Leaders will keep in close touch throughout the three-year cycle.

Am I expected to submit a report?

No. You will not be required to submit a report.

Can I still apply if I am not yet 60 years of age?

Yes. If you feel you are recognized in your community as an elder, please submit your application.

Can Two-Spirit individuals apply?

Yes. We encourage Two-Spirit individuals to submit an application.