Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center

Global Social Benefit Fellowship Open House

Apr 17, 2013
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Nobili Residence Hall

Join the Center in this Open House for the Global Social Benefit Fellowship. The GSBF is open to all SCU undergraduate Juniors, and we will have each of the 2012 teams presenting their final research from the fellowship.

The Global Social Benefit Fellowship provides a comprehensive program of mentored, field-based study and action research for undergraduate juniors within the GSBI? worldwide network of social entrepreneurs. The fellowship combines a fully funded 6-7 week summer field experience in the developing world with two quarters of academically rigorous research. It is a program of practical social justice, in the Jesuit educational tradition. This is a richly rewarding yet demanding experience, one that requires a time-intensive, nine month commitment. Each fellow will receive a support package to cover all international travel, in-country expenses, research costs, and a modest summer stipend.

Examples of essential goods and services social entrepreneurs provide include: access to clean renewable, off-grid energy; technologies to enhance public health; mobile devices for education; and safe drinking water technologies. The GSB Fellowship builds on the signature program of the Center: the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI?). For the past decade, the GSBI has sponsored more than 160 social entrepreneurs around the world. The entrepreneurs come to Silicon Valley to strengthen their business plans and enhance their social impact. GSB Fellows will be placed in interdisciplinary teams with one of the social enterprises in this network.

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Keith Warner
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