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The Conway Center aims to provide students with information on entrepreneurial opportunities both on and beyond the Smith College campus. We regularly post resources and educational programs that support the launch and growth of student ventures.


Internal

Conway Center Student Project Fund

The Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is pleased to announce the pilot of a Student Project Scholarship Fund. The fund will support students interested in supplementing their entrepreneurial or business education course studies or furthering the development of exploration and experimentation with a value creation entity. Scholarships can be used for research projects, business venture support, course-related activity or conference attendance. Note: students who need internship support should apply for Praxis summer internship funding through the Lazarus Center.

No more than $2,000 will be awarded to any one student. Scholarship recipients are required to give a 15-30-minute presentation to the review committee including lessons learned and major accomplishments subsequent to completing the project. If the scholarship money is not used as proposed, students will be required to return the funds. Note that scholarship funds may be subject to taxes.

To be eligible, students must:

  • be in good academic standing at Smith College,
  • not graduate from Smith College prior to utilizing the funds, and
  • have completed all paperwork necessary to receive payments from Smith College.

Individual students will be limited to two approved requests during their undergraduate Smith College tenure.

Application deadlines:

Spring and Summer 2018 fund requests will be considered on a rolling basis

Fall 2018: September 21, 2018

JTerm and Spring 2019: December 1, 2018


External

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more. Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more.