Introducing the Kansas Blockchain Fellowship

I2S is a proud supporter of the Kansas Blockchain Fellowship (KBF) – a seven-week experiential learning-intensive, scholarship program, and talent incubator to prepare students in Kansas for careers in blockchain and web3. I2S Director Dr. Perry Alexander and Associate Director Dr. Jennifer Lohoefener serve as faculty advisors for the fellowship.

The program is designed to give exceptional students in the Midwest deep knowledge and experience around blockchain, digital assets, and web3. It is a professional experience crafted to either accompany or replace a summer internship.

Emma Nasseri, president of the KU Blockchain Institute and a final year KU honors computer science and visual arts student, has been involved with the design and planning process for KBF. “I’m very excited to be a part of this important fellowship,” says Nasseri. “We have an incredible team of students, researchers, and industry leaders with roots in Kansas, committed to driving blockchain education and adoption in the Midwest.

The KBF consists of:

  • Classes every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. CST from June 11 through July 23 (meals are provided at every class)
  • A scholarship
  • A bonus, quadratically allocated award pool for outstanding projects
  • Unique portfolio-building and networking opportunities

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The application window will close on April 21, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Apply today to be at the forefront of blockchain innovation in the heart of the Midwest!

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