Funding Opportunities

Davidson Venture Fund

Have a novel idea or exciting business? Apply by January 29 to compete for investment of up to $25,000 from the Davidson Venture Fund. In the process, you will learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, perfect your pitch, and have the opportunity to compete for seed funding to accelerate the growth of your venture.

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