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 award will annually identify and recognize one outstanding student who:

  • Shows the vision, qualities, and passions of a true entrepreneur.
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, giving evidence of creativity and energy that will lead to future success in either business or civic engagement.

The Avinger Scholar is guaranteed a position in the summer Venture Lab, a start-up incubator designed to accelerate the development of aspiring entrepreneurs through experiential education. It is a full-time, immersive, 10-week program suited for all business models (both for profit and nonprofit). Scholars will also receive a seed fund of $5,000 to launch their project.

View full details of the award and the application process.

For questions, please email us at ieinitiative@davidson.edu.