Several Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities at SVI Hudson Valley 2016… and Beyond!

Continuing our tradition of supporting budding social entrepreneurs, we have a limited number of reduced-fee scholarships available and a fully subsidized Sponsored Fellow.

And this year we’ve added something new: two fully subsidized scholarships to the 2016 High Impact Social Entrepreneurship (HISE) Boot Camp.


We're able to offer some reduced-fee scholarships thanks to our sponsors GCSEN Foundation and Luminary Media. The reduced fee is $150 (accommodations not included). If you want to toss in your name for one of the scholarships, then please apply.

SVI Hudson Valley Fellowship

SVI Hudson Valley 2015 Fellow Justine Porter

SVI Hudson Valley 2015 Fellow Justine Porter

From our pool of scholarship applicants, we'll choose our 2016 Sponsored Fellow, who will get a fully subsidized pass to attend in exchange for documenting their SVI experience and how they’ll use it going forward. The fellowship is sponsored by the SVI Hudson Valley team with financial support from Topical BioMedics.

Our 2015 Fellow was Justine Porter, social enterprise enthusiast and 2016 candidate for an MBA in Sustainability at Bard College. In her reflection, Justine writes, “I took away a commitment to build my community and learn from the knowledge and wisdom within it, while also taking the time to sit and be centered so as to better trust my intuition and find the answers that are already in myself.”

Read Justine’s full reflection and takeaway points from her experience at SVI Hudson Valley 2015. 

High Impact Social Entrepreneurship (HISE) Boot Camp Scholarships

We'll also be awarding two fully subsidized scholarships to this weeklong intensive from our sponsor GCSEN Foundation. Each is valued at $4,000!

Held Aug 15–19 and hosted by the Marist School of Management in Poughkeepsie, the boot camp provides the same tools offered at the highest level graduate business schools in the world and developed by some of the most successful firms across all sizes. You'll need to attend the entire weekend of SVI to be eligible. Note your interest when you apply to attend.

A catalyst of social entrepreneurship in higher education, the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN Foundation) is building a global network of faculty, practitioner-academics, students, and practicing social entrepreneurs, impact investors and entrepreneurial philanthropists to bring innovative social entrepreneurship programs into higher education and accelerate social entrepreneurship.