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10,000 Entrepreneurs (10KE)

10KE enables college students to pursue their entrepreneurial passions by giving them stipends for summer work at a fast-growing company or their own startup.

10KE was created by Alumni Ventures to foster entrepreneurial exploration and to help cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs. 10KE awards scholarships to undergraduate students in order to encourage their pursuit of entrepreneurial projects and careers.

In 2022, 10KE will award $2,000 scholarships to 25 undergraduate students. The scholarship can be used to supplement the student’s living expenses while they are pursuing a summer internship at a startup or to fund startup costs for their own venture.

Alumni Ventures is a network-powered venture firm that offers actively managed venture capital portfolios to thousands of accredited investors across the U.S. In 2020, Alumni Ventures was the #1 most active venture capital investor in the U.S. (Pitchbook 2020 Global League Tables). The firm, founded in 2014, has raised over $900M from investors. Alumni Ventures’ deal flow stems from 18 individual funds that serve the alumni and friends of top colleges across the nation.

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US & Canadian undergraduates pursuing summer internships or their own ventures.



Apply by March 15, 2022 to be considered for a 10KE award.

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In 2022, 10KE will award $2,000 scholarships to 25 undergraduate students.

Application Process

Complete the application by March 15, 2022. Scholarships will be awarded based on the overall strength of the application, the clarity of goals for their startup/internship, and the candidate’s plans for use of the scholarship funds.