MiddChallenge is an innovation competition that helps you turn your idea into reality. Anyone interested in pursuing summertime funding through the Social Entrepreneurshop Program is encouraged to apply to MiddChallenge’s Social Entrepreneurship category.
Each year, the MiddChallenge team accept proposals across four categories: Business (co-hosted with Midd Ventures Community), Arts, Education/Outreach/Policy, and Social Entrepreneurship.All Middlebury students are eligible to submit grant applications to the Social Entrepreneurship category for projects that bring about positive social change. Finalists in all categories will pitch to win $3,000, and two projects will be selected in each category.
To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages), as well as a budget for the $3,000 grant (budget not to exceed one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved community partner parties and organizations involved in the project. Please include your name, ID number, nationality (for tax purposes), and whether you have applied for other funding opportunities. Students must include their own fundraising plan to complement Middlebury’s grant. The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted via email to Heather Neuwirth, Associate Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Program: firstname.lastname@example.org.