Dog Tag Fellowship Program FAQ's

Dog Tag Bakery is more than your run-of-the-mill bakery. It's a living business school for transitioning veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers. We empower people to rediscover purpose through an innovative business and entrepreneurship-focused fellowship program.

Our high-touch, high-impact approach to develop the whole person and facilitate successful military-to-civilian cultural shifts. We provide individualized attention, connecting Fellows with the resources, tools, and network they need to achieve their goals.

We've listed some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you still need assistance, please contact us at


  • Eagerness to learn and engage in professional development
  • Readiness to explore entrepreneurship and/or a career in the civilian workforce
  • An ability to commit to a full-time program for five months

Absolutely!  We leverage our bakery as a living business school, allowing fellows to explore a wide range of business and entrepreneurship concepts. The majority of our fellows and alumni are not bakers, and this is not a baking or bakery training program. 

Yes! Our program is delivered predominantly virtually via the Zoom platform, enabling us to include qualified candidates from across the US. We are beginning to test delivering key parts of our program in person, and we will notify fellows at the time of admission what those opportunities and expectations will be.

Unfortunately, no. We don’t accept couples simultaneously because our fellowship is intense, and we believe everyone needs a healthy work/life balance. 


We believe your health comes first, so we require veteran applicants to have completed the Medical Evaluation Board process and have a VA rating in order to be eligible for our program.

Program Details

The program runs Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm ET/8am-3pm CT. Fellows must commit to this five-month, four-day per week schedule. Each session also has a weeklong break mid-way through the program to allow time for rest and regrouping.

Yes! All fellows receive a taxable monthly stipend to help offset various costs associated with participating in the program. Fellows also receive a laptop for use during the program. By providing these benefits, we seek to alleviate any financial barriers to entry for fellows.

Nope! Tuition and books are covered by the fellowship, so participants don’t need to use their G.I. Bill or any other related veteran benefits.

Application Decision

Out of fairness to all candidates, we do not make exceptions for our application and admissions process timelines. Applicants for the summer cohort should hear from us by mid-April, with final offers being made by the end of May. Applicants for the winter cohort should hear from us by mid-October, with final offers being made by the end of November.