About the Elizabeth Dole Fellows Program

Their voices are different, but they tell the same story.

After hearing stories of struggle from military caregivers across the nation, Senator Dole was inspired to launch the Dole Caregiver Fellows Program. She discovered a profound need being overlooked – the sacrifices of spouses, parents, siblings and other loved ones devoting their lives to care for our nation’s wounded servicemembers and veterans.

The Elizabeth Dole Fellows program gives military caregivers from all eras of war an effective platform to communicate and influence national policy to better support military caregivers.

In 2012, the Foundation selected its first class of 20 military and veteran caregivers. The Dole Fellows Program has grown to include a diverse representation of military caregivers from nearly all fifty states and Puerto Rico. Dole Fellows serve for two years, with a new class of Fellows joining the ranks annually.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation accepts applications to the Dole Fellows Program during the fall of each year. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Dole Fellow, applications are open now.

The Elizabeth Dole Fellows Program is made possible with the generous support of our Foundation’s partners and supporters.