Funding Opportunities

Davidson Venture Fund

Check back for details of how to apply to the Davidson Venture Fund in January 2016. Compete for investment of up to $25,000 and, in the process, learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, perfect your pitch, and accelerate the growth of your venture. The Davidson Venture Fund is open to all Davidson students and alumni classes 2011-2015. No business experience is required. Contact Hannah Levinson, director of innovation & entrepreneurship, at for more info.

Avinger Scholars Program

Established in honor of Robert L. Avinger, Jr., a member of the Davidson Class of 1960 and professor of economics from 1967-1980, this $10,000 award annually identifies and recognizes one outstanding student from the rising sophomore, junior, or senior class who shows the vision, qualities and passions of a true entrepreneur and demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, giving evidence of creativity and energy that will lead to future success in either business or civic engagement. Full details of the award and the application process for the Avinger Scholars Program (PDF) can be found on the Admission and Financial Aid website.

IDEAS of March

Do you have an innovative idea for social change? Submit the idea to the Ideas of March competition. Applications will be available in spring 2015. First place will receive $5,000, second place $3,000 and the audience favorite will take home $1,500. If you have questions please contact Kristin Booher at