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MassChallenge Scholarships Empower Entrepreneurs

With the incredible support of our committed sponsors and partners, were proud to announce the Scholarship Program, a new initiative from MassChallenge Boston. Autodesk, Cydan Development, The John W. Henry Family Foundation, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Microsoft have committed to supporting MassChallenge startups seeking solutions for the worlds most critical problems, including civic innovation, rare diseases and more.


Scholarship funding will be available to startups participating in the Boston Program with the goal of fostering further engagement between entrepreneurs and partner organizations, while providing access to key resources including software, equipment and event opportunities.

A brief overview of the Scholarship Program:  

  • After applying to MassChallenge, those selected for Round 2 Judging will indicate their interest in specific scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are available from Autodesk, Cydan Development, The John W. Henry Family Foundation, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Microsoft.

  • Finalists selected for the Accelerator will then have the opportunity to formally apply for individual scholarships. Scholarship applications will be available following the official announcement of the 128 Finalists on May 20th.

  • Scholarships have specific eligibility requirements outlined by partner organizations. Each organization has outlined the industry and type of startup that they are interested in working with. FAQs for each Scholarship are also available.

  • A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded to qualifying startups selected by the partner organization.



Learn more about Scholarships and apply to MassChallenge today!

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