As of October 15, applications are now closed. Winners were publicly announced on November 8.
The influencer industry has a diversity issue and we want to see more diverse voices getting the attention and deals that they deserve. Fohr Freshman Class is a program designed to provide mentorship, opportunities and networking to influencers whose voices have been ignored by the industry. If this is you, let us know!
We started Fohr because we wanted to even the playing field and create a platform that would give all influencers—regardless of who they knew or where they lived—a chance to work with the world’s best brands. With Fohr Freshman Class, we are doubling down on that idea and creating a program that will shine a light on influencers we think should be getting a larger share of the spotlight.
This is a program to promote diversity in the influencer space and we are looking for influencers who embody diversity be it in skin color, religion, age, body type or sexual orientation to apply to be part of our first Freshman Class. This is not an inclusion program, but one of belonging.
Fohr Freshman Class is a lot of things: an educational retreat, a time to network with other influencers, a chance for up-and-coming influencers to get in front of our hundreds of brands, but our main hope is that it is a jumping off point for the winners to further their careers and get access to opportunities that they have traditionally been left out of.
Influencers will apply via a free application process. Any influencer on Fohr, regardless of size, is eligible to be admitted into Fohr Freshman Class. This is an inclusive program, giving equal opportunity to any influencer regardless of location, follower count, or vertical.
STEP ONE: Be a member of Fohr. If you’re getting this message, you already are.
STEP TWO: Fill out the application form to the best of your abilities.
STEP THREE: Get testimonials from your followers. After you apply, you’ll receive custom Instagram Stories to share with your followers about Fohr Freshman Class. We encourage you to share them with your audience. The more testimonials, the better!
STEP FOUR: Once applications close, a diverse panel comprised of individuals inside and outside of Fohr will select the Fohr Freshman Class based on application responses, testimonials, stats, and content.
STEP FIVE: Members of Fohr Freshman Class will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip to New York in November for a week of learning, fun, and education.
The next top influencers are already here and they are reading this post. We want to hear from you!