IVCA Scholar Program is now soliciting student applications for 2022 session!

IVCA Scholar Program is now soliciting student applications for 2022 session!

September 15, 2021

IVCA announces that we have begun solicitation for student applications for our 2022 IVCA Scholar Program.

IVCA is proud to be working for diversity and inclusion as we move forward with the 2022 IVCA Scholar Program. This program is intended to create an inclusive industry with more gender, racial and ethnic diversity by providing students exposure to a possible career in the venture capital/private equity industry.  Students work at an IL venture capital or private equity firm and participate in informational & training sessions at firms that provide services to VC & PE investors (accounting, valuation, legal, consulting etc.) The program seeks to engage “underrepresented” groups (women & persons of color) in their undergraduate education so that they can better their chances for a position in the industry through internship, training and networking experience. Since it's inception in 2007, 64 students have taken part in the program.

This program offers 10-week, industry training as a paid intern at a venture capital or private equity firm. Assuming successful completion, total remuneration will be $10,000.

Deadline for submission of application is October 22, 2021.

If you are a qualified student who would like to find out more about the scholarship program or a firm that is interested in participating as a host firm, please find information HERE.

Thank you to our 2021 IVCA Scholar host firms:

  • Avathon Capital
  • Concentric Equity Partners
  • Frontenac
  • Growth Catalyst Partners
  • GTCR
  • Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • OCA Ventures
  • Patriot Capital
  • Prairie Capital
  • Pritzker Private Capital
  • Sandbox Industries
  • Sawdust Investment Management
  • The Vistria Group
  • Wind Point Partners