The Social Entrepreneurship Program equips students to become effective agents of social change.
Situated within Middlebury’s Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship (CCISE), the social entrepreneurship program connects students interested in social change to mentorship, space, training, and funding designed to help them set and achieve their social impact goals. Social entrepreneurship educators at Middlebury encourage students to reflecton who they are, connect with people and ideas, think critically about the world around them, and engage with systemic challenges that they identify.
In 2013, Middlebury launched the Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship to support a select group of students committed to social innovation. Social Entrepreneurship Fellows are selected each year from the sophomore class and gain access to:
A grant of $7,000
Space to interact
Opportunities for personal and professional development
In 2016, the program expanded to reach a broader range of students. ChangeMakers have equal access to the space, mentorship, and personal and professional development opportunities associated with the Fellowship, as well as limited discretionary funding.