We know - this is a bit vague, but we’re intentionally leaving it open so you can tell us what will be meaningful to you and your future career in business. It could be an internship, a fellowship, a volunteer project, or even a gig at a mission-driven nonprofit.
Perhaps you’d like to volunteer with a non-profit to better understand the impacts of sustainable agriculture and the value in creating a more sustainable supply chain. Or maybe you’re interested in doing something education-focused that you could later use to help inform the tech industry on ways it can better support educators. We know that inspiration can come from many places, so we’re leaving it up to you to identify whatever experience you think will make you a more purposeful business leader.
Is there a fee when applying?
No, there is no application fee.
Can I apply if I completed my Associates Degree?
No. We’re looking for applicants who are graduating from a four-year college or university program.
Can any major apply?
Yes. While we will be looking for your career goals to be business-related, we know that you can enter business with a variety of backgrounds and majors.
Is there an age limit to apply?
There is no age limit.
Is there a required GPA to apply?
No. We will review your transcript to make sure you are on track to graduate, get a sense for your academic interests and take your GPA into consideration, but there is no minimum requirement.
Can I apply if I am in grad school?
No. You must be graduating spring 2019 from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
How/when will the finalists be announced?
Finalists will be notified via email in March 2019. Four scholarship recipients will be notified via email in late April 2019.
What is the process for a finalist?
Once selected as a finalist, students will be asked to submit a creative submission via email:
A Personal Purpose Video, no longer than 5 minutes in length.
Finalists must also be prepared for a phone or Skype interview.
How much is the monthly stipend and how will winners receive the payments?
The monthly stipend is $3,000 and will be paid via direct deposit.
Am I eligible to apply if I am graduating in December 2018?
Yes. Please confirm with your school that you will be considered part of the 2019 Graduating Class. Your school should be able to provide written documentation which you should then upload to your application with your transcript.
Do I need to have outstanding student debt to be eligible?
Yes, to be eligible, applicants must have outstanding student loan debt upon graduating.
Can I use the funding to put towards graduate school or other secondary education?
No. These awards are not for further postsecondary or graduate level study. Awards are for post-college graduation loan repayment and living stipend while engaged in an internship, fellowship, volunteer project or mission-driven engagement only.