Unbelievable Opportunity For College Graduates, MBA and Experience | Milestone Leadership
Milestone Leadership

The Soderquist Fellowship program offers talented individuals the opportunity of a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree while working for Milestone Leadership. This model of applied academics brings students together with practitioners in a professional setting. Milestone Leadership has partnered with John Brown University to offer the following degree programs:

MBA, International Business
MBA, Market Research and Consumer Insights
MBA, Design Thinking and Innovation 
MS, Design Thinking & Innovation
MS, Leadership & Ethics
MS, Outdoor Program Management

Milestone Leadership is dedicated to developing values-based leaders around the world. Since our founding in 1998, Milestone Leadership has worked with hundreds of organizations and impacted thousands of leaders who are making a difference in the marketplace today.

We do that by providing leadership development for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Fellowship Highlights

Full scholarship to pursue your Master’s degree at John Brown University, a private, nondenominational Christian University, ranked by U.S. News as the top college in the South.

Monthly Stipend of $1,550 as a Project Coordinator for Milestone Leadership. 

Access to top leaders, across the spectrum, from Fortune 100 to not-for-profit.

Exciting place to study business. The Northwest Arkansas region is home to the corporate offices of Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt, as well as approximately 1,500 Walmart suppliers.

Incomparable experience and opportunity. Immerse yourself in an environment where you can operate with a small, fast-paced team. Lead key projects, innovate and create culture, and best of all - gain professional experience while obtaining your master's degree. 

Accelerate your career. From earning a Doctorate, to running a top performing team, to starting a life-saving nonprofit, our Fellowship graduates have gone on to do amazing things.

A limited number of Soderquist Fellowships are available each academic year. These fellowships include tuition to pursue an MBA or MS degree at John Brown University and a monthly stipend for working at Milestone Leadership. Applicants must show strong leadership skills, personal initiative, flexibility, and a willingness to learn by experience. 

Before being considered for a fellowship—candidates must apply for admission to the Graduate program through the JBU Graduate Admissions Office. Provisional fellowships may be awarded upon approval by Milestone Leadership and the Director(s) of Graduate Programs. Full award of a fellowship will not take place until all admission requirements have been met with the JBU Graduate & Professional Studies Office.



February 1, 2019
Must be accepted to JBU’s MBA, MSLHE, MSLE, or MFA Graduate Program Apply Online

February 1, 2019
Fellowship application deadline

February 2019
Candidate interview notification

February - March, 2019
Candidate interviews

March 2019
Candidate award notification

June (Date TBA), 2019
Start Date