EIX and the Schulze Family Foundation will award up to $125,000 in development grants to institutions to support developing e-Fest teams and/or entrepreneurship related programs and activities.
First time grantees will receive $2,500. Schools that received a grant(s) in the past and met grant requirements are eligible for a continuation grant of $1,500.
Funds are to be used to support undergraduate student-focused entrepreneurship activities, school business competitions, and/or the development of an e-Fest team(s). We expect grant recipients to mention e-Fest to their students and encourage the formation of at least one undergraduate student team. Funds are limited, all applications are screened for eligibility according to e-Fest rules, and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Before proceeding: Please have the mailing address and contact information ready for the person who will receive the check at the college or university.
Grant application must be completed by a faculty or staff member involved with entrepreneurship education and who may also serve as a student team advisor.
There is one grant per college or university.
Grant funds may take 4-6 weeks to process.
Development Grant checks must be payable to the institution itself, not to a school, center, or department within the institution.
You may save and come back to your application at any time prior to submitting it.
Our EIX.org website offers free, peer-reviewed entrepreneurship teaching resources, research, and articles. EIX and the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation are the sponsors of e-Fest, which is held at the University of St Thomas, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, in Minneapolis.
Colleges and Universities that are affiliated with an EIX editor are not eligible for development grants. For a list of our EIX editors and their institutions, click here.
DEADLINE: Grant Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2024.
Please do not contact the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation directly.
If you have questions, please email [email protected].