Friday, February 12, 2021

Apply for an Acara Innovation Fellowship by Sunday, Feb. 28

Apply for an Acara Innovation Fellowship in the Acara Challenge, an annual spring semester impact venture competition to reward University of Minnesota students for creating solutions to social and environmental challenges. The application deadline is Sunday, Feb. 28.
Do you have an idea to change the world? You could win $5,000!

The Acara Challenge is an annual competition to fund students who are developing ideas for financially sustainable social ventures that address social and environmental challenges. Applications for an Acara Innovation Fellowship are accepted from currently enrolled University of Minnesota students in all majors with projects in all stages of development.

Students can receive up to $5,000 in funding to assist in piloting their proposed solution or to fund an unpaid internship that will help them learn more about the problem they want to address. Proposed solutions could take many forms, including a new idea in partnership with an existing organization, a student group project, non-profit, public policy intervention, or social business.

Competition finalists will receive mentorship on developing proposals and pitches, as well as support in refining their goals and creating a viable launch program.

For more information and details about challenge eligibility, preparation, and application, visit the Acara Challenge website.

The application deadline is 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.