Apply for a Grant

Apply for one of 25 internship grants to be awarded to undergrads planning an internship at a startup or venture or who want to pursue building their own startup. We’re seeking undergrads connected to AVG core alumni fund schools, as well as offering open grants to undergrads from any US college/university. Awards are $2,500 for individuals or $5,000 for teams.

We have two deadlines
  1. Early decision deadline of Jan 20, 2020; winners announced Feb 20
  2. Final deadline of Mar 23, 2020; winners announced Apr 23

Please fill out the application for the kind of grant you’re seeking: to supplement an internship at another company or for while you’re working at your own startup.


Information about the Application
We will ask you to fill out the application for the kind of grant you’re seeking:
  • Support for an internship: $2,500
  • Support for your own startup, individual: $2,500
  • Support for your own startup, team (2 or more members): $5,000
Paperwork takes about 40 minutes. We will ask for basic information about you, your
resume, plus cover questions below. Note that you can cut and paste answers into the
application from a Word doc if you prefer.

Your Own Startup
  1. What is your startup trying to do and what are your goals for the summer (300 words max)
  2. Where are you in the launch process? (150-word limit)
  3. Describe any backing you have received (50 words)
  4. What experience and knowledge you want to gain from your startup (150 words)
  5. Description of previous entrepreneurial experiences (150 words)
  6. If on a team, how many members and details on one member (brief response)
  7. Questions for us (100 words)
Internship
  1. Name and description of business, summary of your role (300 words)
  2. Whether or not you have secured internship and if not, where you are in the process (50 words)
  3. What experience and knowledge you hope to gain from the internship (150 words)
  4. Description of previous entrepreneurial experiences (150 words)
  5. Questions for us (100 words)