Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs
The Levy Inspiration Grant Program, funded by a generous gift from Larry and Carol Levy, provides up to $5,000 for students who want to be an entrepreneur to immerse themselves directly in the market they wish to address. Rather than studying a problem from afar, we want you to experience it firsthand. As the name implies, the core tenets of this program are inspiration, exploration, and immersion. What you immerse yourself in and where you do it is completely up to you. With a Levy Inspiration Grant, we want you to go see for yourself.
When students return from their perspective-altering trips, they are asked to bring back a physical artifact as a symbolic representation of their travel. Along with this artifact, they also sit down with the Entrepreneurship at Kellogg team for an interview to reflect on their experiences, recounting impactful stories and takeaways from their adventure. These interviews are distilled down into episodes for the Levy Inspiration Grant Program podcast, allowing us to compile an ever-growing archive of student-driven knowledge.
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Ready to apply?
As you consider building your application, please know that we expect to see some level of entrepreneurial involvement during your time at Kellogg so far, such as classes, co-curriculars, clubs, or participation in other Northwestern entrepreneurial programs.
Application deadlines vary depending on your intended travel dates. If you are approved for an Inspiration Grant, your travel must take place within the current or next quarter from when you have applied and all travel must be completed by graduation.
For travel during November/December, the deadline to apply is October 1, and decisions will be shared by October 10.
For travel during March/Spring Break, the deadline to apply is January 15, and decisions will be shared by January 25.
For travel during June/July, the deadline to apply is April 1, and decisions will be shared by April 10.
For travel during August/September, the deadline to apply is June 1, and decisions will be shared by June 10.
For travel outside these parameters, the deadline to apply is 2 months prior to your anticipated travel start date.
Before submitting an application, we recommend taking a thorough look through the Program Guide below to learn about the ins-and-outs of the program, including application tips, deliverables, and other important details.
For any questions that aren't covered in our Program Guide, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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