June 16 - July 19, 2013 George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. $3,750
The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) and The Center for Ethical Leadership encourages students to solve social problems with practical business solutions that are sustainable long-term. Two $3,350 scholarships are being offered to rising juniors, seniors, and recent graduates at JMU to participate in the Social Innovation Program during Summer 2013.
The Social Innovation Program (SIP) at George Mason University is a cutting edge program to prepare top undergraduate and graduate students to become our next generation of social entrepreneurs. Graduates from this annual five-week summer institute emerge prepared to apply entrepreneurial approaches to civic challenges through nonprofit, public, and private sector organizations.
This unique professional development experience transforms participants from idealistic college students to professionals ready to transform their ideas into reality. The five classes of graduates of the Social Innovation Program form a powerful growing alumni network of emerging social entrepreneurs.
The Social Innovation Program takes place over five weeks in June and July at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Participants will engage in experiential, academic, social, and cultural activities and live in student housing on the George Mason University campus.
To apply, complete the online application. It will require two short essays, a resume, a professor’s recommendation and a telephone interview. Regular admissions deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.