Emerging Poets Fellowship Application
The Emerging Poets Fellowship is a First Peoples Fund youth development program that works with 4 regional partners including Cheyenne River Youth Project to provide poetry and leadership professional development training to 7 students from your community who are in their Junior and Senior year of high school (starting September 2019). Youth must be 19 years old or younger and will be required to attend 18 poetry, financial literacy, and professional development workshop sessions over a period of 9 months that will mirror the school calendar.

In this Fellowship, fellows will receive poetry, leadership, financial literacy, and professional development training. In addition fellows will also receive:
- $500 Stipend
- Learning to Open a Bank Account
- Creating your own Resume, Cover Letter, and Chapbook Anthology
- Letter of Recommendation Upon Completion of the Fellowship

Application Due: April 15th
Interviews Conducted between April 15th - May 15th
Fellows are selected by June 1st

There are 3 parts to this application. You cannot save and come back at a later time, so please be prepared to fill out the application in one sitting. Hint: Type answers on separate document and copy and paste into this form.
Part 1 - Applicant Information: In this section you will provide information about yourself and your capacity to attend the program.
Part 2 - Short Answer Questions: In this section there are 5 short answer questions (150 words or less) you can also share a video if you prefer speaking rather than writing your answers. You can paste an online link to the video or you can email it directly to Jerica at youthpd.cryp@gmail.com
Part 3 - Writing Samples: In this section you will be required to submit 1 poem (in any form, for example: free form, haiku, rap, song, spoken-word, etc.) and an option to submit two other writing samples of any form (poetry, play, short story, formal essay, research paper etc.) and if you are a performer or other type of artist, you can also paste a link to website thats shows your work online such as youtube or instagram, or you can directly email your sample to Jerica at youthpd.cryp@gmail.com.
Applicant Information
There are 3 parts to this application. You can not save and come back at a later time, so please be prepared to fill out the application in one sitting. In this section you will provide information about yourself and your capacity to attend the program. Hint: Type answers on separate document and copy and paste into this form.
Legal Name *
First and last name
What name do you go by? *
Where do you live? *
What is your tribal affiliation? *
Gender Identity (Check all that apply) *
Required
Personal Pronouns (Check all that apply) *
Required
Phone number *
Email *
The best way to consistently get in touch with you (phone, email, Facebook Messenger, etc.) *
Age *
School *
Grade *
This program requires a solid commitment. You will be firmly expected to attend 18 workshop sessions over the next school year (meeting twice a month). Will you be able to commit to this program? *
Do you have any other commitments that we should know about? (For example: extra curriculars, family obligations, jobs, etc.) *
Who is your legal guardian? *
What is the best way to reach your legal guardian? (phone, email, Facebook Messenger, etc.) *
Main Adult Contact *
We recognize that because of life responsibilities, parents/legal guardians are sometimes not able to be the main point of contact or giver of rides, etc. Who will be your adult point of contact (approved by your legal guardian)? This is someone who we can communicate with to ensure that you are able to attend, who will support you attending, and will help you attend each session- it can be a family member, neighbor, teacher, mentor as long as they and your legal guardian agree.
What is the best way to reach your main adult contact? (phone, email, Facebook Messenger, etc.) *
Short Answer Questions
There are 3 parts to this application. You can not save and come back at a later time, so please be prepared to fill out the application in one sitting. In this section there are 5 short answer questions. Hint: Type answers on separate document and copy and paste into this form.

Please aim for approximately 150 words per question. However, if you need more or fewer words, that’s ok. If talking is easier for you, please share a video by pasting an online link to the video option or you can email it directly to Jerica at youthpd.cryp@gmail.com. We want to hear your answers in a way that works best for you!
Why do you want to be an Emerging Poets Fellow? What drew you to this application?
What do you hope to get out of this program?
How has art or poetry impacted your life?
If you could change one or two things in the world, what would you change?
What does accountability to mean to you?
Is there anything else you would like to us know about you?
Video Option - Paste a video to speak your answers
Paste a link to video online (youtube) or email it directly to Jerica at youthpd.cryp@gmail.com
Writing Samples
There are 3 parts to this application. You can not save and come back at a later time, so please be prepared to fill out the application in one sitting.In this section you will be required to submit 1 poem (in any form, for example: free form, haiku, rap, song, spoken-word, etc.) and an option to submit two other writing samples of any form (poetry, play, short story, essay, research paper, etc.) and if you are a performer or other type of artist, you can also paste a link to website thats shows your work online such as youtube or instagram, or you can directly email your sample to Jerica at youthpd.cryp@gmail.com.
Poetry Sample (Required - Copy and Paste) *
Poems are accepted in any form. For example: free form, haiku, rap, song, ballad, spoken-word, repetition etc.
Additional Writing Samples (Optional)
Samples are accepted in any form. For example: poetry, short stories, plays, research papers, essays etc.
Additional Writing Samples (Optional)
Samples are accepted in any form. For example: poetry, short stories, plays, research papers, essays etc.
Art or Performance Sample (Optional - Online Link)
Paste a link to your work online (for example: youtube or instagram) or email it directly to Jerica at youthpd.cryp@gmail.com.
Signature Page
In order to complete your application please print, sign, and submit this form to Cheyenne River Youth Project.

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