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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-267.5267.