Funding & Resources

Calling All Our Newest Alums! Miller Prize Extension

Hello May ’13 Grads! Deadline Extension: The Miller Family Foundation Prize applications are now due on Sunday, June 16, at 11:59pm. If you have recently accepted an offer from an employer in education or the nonprofit sector, and graduated with Wesleyan need-based financial aid loans, you should consider applying for the Miller Family Foundation Prize. The Miller Prize is…

FSD International // Grants, Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Looking for grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities? From the FSD website: “Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues.” You can hop on over to their site for a breakdown; so click here to find…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Faye Phillips ’13

In April, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awarded five seed grants to Wesleyan students embarking on high-impact projects around the globe. Each grant recipient will be reporting on his/her work with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first, a note from Faye Phillips ’13…   Preparing for my project in Shirati, Tanzania has been…

$7500 Photoshoot Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

This just in from Gina B., a very, very unique photoshoot/social entrepreneurship opportunity with a hefty payout (which, by the way, we have not vetted): “Strickman-Ripps is a NYC based casting company that specializes in finding “real people” for commercials, web videos and print advertisements.  For our current project, we are looking for young adults…

13 Students Awarded Grants from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2013 Seed Grant and Internship Grant recipients. The PCSE Seed Grant program was launched this spring.  Individuals and teams of students competed for $5000 prizes intended to provide capital to help Wesleyan students launch their socially-oriented project or idea and/or build capacity of their…

Competitions, Awards, & Prizes from Ashoka U

  Win a Trip to Ireland: Submit Excellent Undergraduate Papers, Projects, or Reports Just finished an excellent paper (or know a student who has written one)? No extra work required: Submit your ‘A’ paper to the Undergraduate Awards (UA). Award winners for the new social innovation category will be brought to the UA Summit in Dublin, Ireland for a three-day networking…

Apply for reSET’s 2013 Social Enterprise Challenge

Call for Applictions: reSET’s 2013 Social Enterprise Challenge We are excited to announce the opening of applications for reSET’s 2013 Social Enterprise Challenge! Once again this year, reSET will recognize entrepreneurs launching or operating viable, sustainable, and socially responsible businesses that improve the community, create jobs, and demonstrate the possibilities created when both profit and purpose are pursued at the same time. Winners will receive…

Grant Opportunity // Mini Grants from NECSF

MINI-GRANTS New England Campus Sustainability Forum » Mini-Grants Grants are available to students to: Foster students’ interest and participation in campus sustainability efforts Prepare students, as important stakeholders of an institution’s sustainability, with an understanding of how to raise awareness for campus sustainability through implementing a campus-wide project Encourage students at under-resourced institutions, minority-serving institutions, and…

Wes alum offers $25k for your startup // deadline May 14

This just in from Josh Levine ’12: Have an idea that’s been keeping you up at night? Ready to transform it into a reality? This summer, Downtown Project will make investments of $25k into six very early stage startups, and one of them could be yours! For three months we will bring together founders, a…