SJSU Founder Institute Fellowship

The Founder Institute Santa Cruz is a pre-seed startup accelerator that helps aspiring entrepreneurs, solo entrepreneurs, and small teams get their initial traction and funding. Through a highly structured process, constant feedback from local and international mentors, and a lifetime of support, FI Alumni have raised nearly $1 billion in funding and are building some of the world's fastest-growing companies.

The Founder Institute is proud to offer the best applicants from the San José State University community with the SJSU Fellowship to participate in our Santa Cruz Virtual 2021 program for FREE ($799 USD value).

To learn more about the program and apply: ****

Strauss Scholarship

Introducing Strauss Scholarship - a $15,000 scholarship for college students with ideas for a service project. Past Strauss scholars have come from 14 different colleges in California, and many have gone on to become Truman and Rhodes Scholars.

GREAT NEWS! This year, SJSU students are eligible for our $15,000 scholarship! (They have historically only been open to a handful of select California colleges).

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Deadline to submit the application: January 21, 2022. Awards are announced by mid-April, 2022.