The Southern University Innovation Center’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship provides education and support for local social entrepreneurs. The fellowship encourages young entrepreneurs to propose creative initiatives and/or organizations that will be designed to work on issues that are not being adequately addressed by existing nonprofits in the local community. The fellowship provides office space and business start-up support to assist two Southern University Baton Rouge campus student entrepreneurs launching their ventures.
Over a 24-month period, social entrepreneurs will receive training, coaching, mentorship, and various forms of capital support to help shape their ideas and turn them into viable efforts. Fellows will live on campus, attend Valdry Center seminars, take courses, and receive targeted assistance. They will receive a modest stipend in addition to having their living expenses and tuition and fees covered.
The Social Entrepreneur Fellowship provides office space and business start-up support to assist two Southern University Baton Rouge campus student entrepreneurs to develop and launch new ideas at the Innovation Center.
Must be a full-time undergraduate SUBR student
Must be a campus resident
Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
Must be a rising Junior (having completed at least 60 credit
hours and no more than 70 credit hours)