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.