IVCA Membership - Illinois Venture Capital Association
About the IVCA Scholar Program

               

 

The IVCA Scholar Program is an annual Scholarship program fostering diversity and inclusion, which runs from June through August of each year.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 Illinois 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.

How will the IVCA Scholar Program benefit you? View video HERE.

As a firm, if you are considering participating in our program, please click HERE for information.

As a student, if you would like to apply for the upcoming 2022 program, which begins June 2022, please click HERE for eligibility requirements and application process. Total renumeration is $10,000. Deadline to submit your application is October 22, 2021.