Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury


CGIU-Logo1Middlebury is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative University Campus Network, which strives to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses. View past coverage of the event here.

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is an annual gathering where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.


Important information for Midd applicants: 

Please note: before you apply to CGIU, we strongly suggest that you receive advising from one of these offices:

  1. Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE)
  2. Project on Creativity and Innovation (PCI) or
  3. Community Engagement (CE),

These offices have staff that will help advise you to design your project and connect to community partners and other resources.

If you applied to the Clinton Global Initiative University conference, there are several important pieces of information you need to know regarding funding:

-If you have been accepted to attend CGIU, the conference will be free of charge.

-Acceptance into the CGIU spring conference is the decision of Clinton Global Initiative and does not guarantee funding from Middlebury College.

-You will still need to apply for travel and hotel funding if you cannot cover these costs on your own. If you were accepted, there are plenty of alternative opportunities for funding through Middlebury College that can cover your travel and lodging expenses, and project funding for the summer.

Alternative Funding Options:

CSE Summer Grants CGIU accepted students that apply for and also receive CSE grants are guaranteed funding for CGIU travel and hotel expenses.

CCI internship funding Does not cover travel expenses. Funding available for summer work.

Community Engagement Mini-Grants

Cross-Cultural Community Service Grants

CGIU Innovation Fund Two-phase application process. Dates and applications can be found on the CGIU website closer to the time of the conference.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Heather Neuwirth, Associate Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

To learn more about CGIU, please visit their website at: http://www.cgiu.org/




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