We started this program to identify motivated college-age students seeking to acquire an entrepreneurial mindset and provide them with financial aid and seed capital for their progressive ideas in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, finance, infrastructure/civil, education, literacy, and business (“applicable industries”).

AWARD

Until graduation, selected scholars will receive $1,000* per semester towards tuition expenses and $1,000* per semester towards their submitted idea. The awards are renewed, prior to the start of the next semester, based on demonstrated effort and progress by the student.

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Enrolled full-time at a U.S. accredited college, university, or trade/professional school (“institution”)
  • Reside and attend an institution in the Washington D.C. or Baltimore metro areas
  • Have earned 24 or more college credits (or trade/professional school equivalent) at their institution
    • Or at least nine credits from graduate-level courses
  • A US citizen
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

OUTCOMES

Admitted students can expect to learn the science of entrepreneurship at a fundamental level and how to communicate their research-backed ideas. At this time, students do not adhere to a defined program curriculum, but students will be able to:

  • Conduct customer development and market research.
  • Identify resources to support their ideas.
  • Build confidence in presenting their ideas publicly.

CONTACT

Say hello by emailing hello@innovatorsofprogress.org or join our mailing list for future updates you care about.

Qualify? Learn more about the application process.

* Award amount subject to change between renewal periods.