Students Invited to Apply for IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Tim Leiser '16 developed an app with support from the first IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship.

Sept. 19, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Entrepreneurially minded students who have a business idea are invited to submit proposals for the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant.

The IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship will provide a student of any academic major with the opportunity to pursue an entrepreneurial idea under the supervision of a faculty member and guidance of a successful entrepreneur. The program is designed to deepen research and creative competencies and help a student advance his or her business idea and prepare to take the idea to market.

Once applications are received, the top candidates will present their business ideas to a panel of judges. Proposals are due Oct. 24 for round 1 of the fellowship. The selected student will have the opportunity to work on his or her business idea the following semester. Students can take an independent course credit in the Department of Business Administration if they desire.  Round 2 proposals are due Feb. 13, 2017. Graduating seniors are not eligible for round 2. Proposal materials are due to the Associate Provost’s Office by 4 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

More information about the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship is available by contacting Tara Gerstner, coordinator of entrepreneurial activities and adjunct instructor of business administration, at or at 556-3711.