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Impact Entrepreneurship Graduate Fellowship

Impact Entrepreneurship Graduate Fellowship

The Impact Entrepreneurship Graduate Fellowship seeks to address the lack of diversity within the entrepreneurship sector in the U.S. by supporting high-potential leaders from underrepresented backgrounds in overcoming barriers to entrepreneurship participation in the U.S. economy. We believe diversity is fundamental to social innovation and are committed to creating more inclusive and accessible pathways to entrepreneurship education through the launch of this Graduate Fellowship for early-stage impact entrepreneurs who are accepted to one of 14 participating Master’s degree programs at The New School.

Benefits include:

  • Participation in Fellows-only course, workshops and trainings
  • Access to individual coaching, advising, and peer support
  • $10,000 award ($5,000 each year) for participating in the two-year Fellowship, in addition to any scholarship funding from their degree program
  • Opportunity to complete a Graduate Minor in Impact Entrepreneurship

Visit www.newschool.edu/IEF to learn more and register for an upcoming webinar.

Who is eligible? 

  • Applicants to one of 14 participating Master’s degree programs at The New School with an idea for a venture intended to address a pressing social or environmental need are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship.
  • The Fellowship is intended to address the lack of diversity within the entrepreneurship sector in the U.S., as well as the lack of representation of members of minority groups among matriculated graduate students at The New School. As such, priority consideration will be given to applicants who are members of minority groups that are underrepresented in regards to entrepreneurship participation in the U.S. economy, as well as those who have faced financial constraints that have limited their potential as impact entrepreneurs.
  • Priority consideration for the Fellowship will be given to those who are committed to building a venture in the U.S. or have strong affiliations with community-based organizations and projects in the U.S.

For additional questions, we encourage you to visit the FAQ section on the IEI Fellowship webpage.

 

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