Get Prepared for President’s Prizes with These Workshops

President's Engagement Prize

So you’ve got a big game-changing idea for after graduation. You’re ready to change the world. But how will you get started?

The President’s Innovation and Engagement Prizes will provide recipients with up to $150,000 to develop and implement a promising local, national, or global engagement project or commercial venture during the year after graduation.

Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann, the prizes underscore the University’s considerable commitment to encouraging students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind. The annual prizes help to strengthen the university’s commitment to impactful global, national, and local student engagement.

The Wharton Social Impact Initiative is hosting a workshop for any undergraduate student who might be interested in shaping and sharpening their ideas for the President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes.

Whether you plan on submitting for this year’s prizes, or you’re thinking about applying in future years, we welcome you attend this session.

The workshop will provide a framework for thinking about your social impact concept, and walk through ways to think about your market demand and competition, build your business model, assess your impact, and present yourself and your idea to the judges.  Additional details below:

  • When: Monday, November 7th from 5-7pm
  • Where: SHDH 213
  • Who: Undergraduate students developing ideas for the President’s Engagement or Innovation Prizes

The competition is open to traditional undergraduates in good academic standing who have completed at least three-quarters of the credits needed for their baccalaureate degree and who are scheduled to graduate in December 2016, May 2017, or August 2017. For more information, visit the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.