Funding & Resources

2015 Patricelli Center and Priebatsch Summer Internship Grants Announced

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship offers four internship stipends through the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant program. These need-based grants allow Wesleyan sophomores and juniors to take unpaid or low-paid positions with social sector organizations. The PCSE-funded internship grants are not the only ones supporting students doing social impact work; the Kevin Sanborn ’87 Internship, Hartford Steam Boiler Internship, Surdna…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Assk

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from Rachel Verner ’15, founder of Assk, a company that strives to normalize sexual consent through apparel and education, thereby…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from the Wesleyan Doula Project

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from the Wesleyan Doula Project, one of the three 2015 winners. You can read other grantee reports here. Winning the Patricelli…

SOCAP15 Social Entrepreneur Scholarships & the Gratitude Awards

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) – co-founded by Tim Freundlich ’90 – leads the charge toward a socially responsible economy by connecting and supporting social impact leaders around the globe. This year, SOCAP will award scholarships to 150 outstanding entrepreneurs for SOCAP15 (Oct. 6-9 in San Francisco), as well as Gratitude Awards in the categories of…

The Archimedes Project

The Archimedes Project is recruiting aspiring entrepreneurs to spend two­-three months working in their chosen country as a Frontier Fellow. The Fellow will examine the water and sanitation market, needs and customer attitudes, conduct stakeholder interviews, build local partnerships and may begin micro­testing business ideas. Working with the Archimedes Project team, the fellow will, among other things, identify social…

Enrichment Grant Report: Zoe Toulouse ’16 and Adriana Brau-Diaz ’16

Zoe Toulouse ’16 and Adriana Brau-Diaz ’16 were selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, they attended a weekend-long birth doula training, which will allow them to work as doulas this summer and explore careers in women’s reproductive health down the road. You can read Zoe and Adriana’s reflection below,…

Enrichment Grant Report: Kehan Zhou ’15

Kehan Zhou ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship to subsidize his trip to Berlin to attend a Bitcoin conference. You can read Kehan’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. ********************************* Inside Bitcoin Berlin Reflection: Kehan Zhou ’15  With…

Free Global Health Webinar Recordings from Unite for Sight

Unite for Sight has made their past webinars available for free online. The first three offer a variety of perspectives about careers in global health and may be of particular interest to Wesleyan students. Panelists range from the President Emeritus of Save The Children and the Founder of mothers2mothers to professors and advisors at Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt,…

The OZY Genius Awards

Got grand plans for the summer but aren’t sure how to fund them? Apply to the OZY Genius Awards by April 18 to earn up to $10,000 for your summer experience: The OZY Genius Awards are giving up to $100,000 in summer stipends to college students who have a plan to shake up the world. OZY Genius…

News from reSET, including their Impact Challenge (with intro from PCSE Director Makaela Kingsley)

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship has many partners on campus, locally, and around the world. One of these partners is reSET, the “Social Enterprise Trust” located in Hartford. Their latest e-newsletter has several big announcement, so I’m pasting the full contents here on the ENGAGE blog.  I know that off-campus transportation is often the road block…