Rishwain Award Accepting Applications Until February 19

Rishwain Award Accepting Applications Until February 19

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Tue, 02/02/2010 - 2:26pm

The Center for Community Partnerships is accepting applications for the Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award, carrying a prize of $2,500.  The prize's primary  goal is to publicly acknowledge UCLA students who work in collaboration  with non-profit organizations to address social justice issues. In  particular, we seek students who have demonstrated an innovative and  sustainable approach to problems , cutting across organizational  sectoral or disciplinary boundaries, and combining strategies and  technologies in creative ways that build capacity. 

Eligible applicants should demonstrate how their work with a nonprofit  has made or is making a difference in social justice innovation and  social entrepreneurship. Local, national, and international  collaborations are welcome to apply. 

The Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award program will provide  two prizes of $2,500 to UCLA students selected through a competitive  process beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. UCLA undergraduate  and graduate students are eligible to apply: students may apply for a  single award prize ($2,500 for the individual prize) or a group award  ($2,500 for the entire group). All awards are subject to University of  California policies as well as federal and state taxation. 

Applications must be submitted electronically between January 4, 2010  and February 19, 2010 and require the following: 

  • Application describing the applicants' work, innovations in  carrying out the work and how this work has been transformational for  the community. Applicant should include concept and views on social  justice entrepreneurship. (No more than 500 words.) 
  • Two letters of support with original signatures; one from a UCLA  faculty or staff member and one from someone external to the university. 
  • Self nominations will be accepted.

Apply at http://partnerships.la.ucla.edu

The first prizes will be presented at a ceremony in Spring 2010. 

For further information, please contact Teresa Lara, laprtnerships@conet.ucla.edu, 310-267.5267.

 

 

The Center for Community Partnerships is accepting applications for the Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award, carrying a prize of $2,500.  The prize's primary  goal is to publicly acknowledge UCLA students who work in collaboration  with non-profit organizations to address social justice issues.