Embark Fellowship

The Embark Fellowship supported graduating students seeking to pursue their social ventures as full-time endeavors post-graduation. Embark Fellows received a challenge grant from the Swearer Center of $20,000-25,000 and needed to raise matching funds prior to graduation. This funding was intended to be a salary replacement, providing them a bridge for their venture's financial sustainability.

The mission of the Embark Fellowship was three-fold:

  • Encourage students to see entrepreneurship as a viable career option.
  • Create support structures to help ventures gain traction after graduation.
  • Build a connected alumni community to support new graduates in field.

The Embark Fellowship is no longer offered by the Swearer Center. To explore similar opportunities, students are advised to contact the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Visit the Swearer Center's programs page to explore other opportunities for students.