SEVEN Fund Essay Competition

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SEVEN (Social Equity Venture Fund) is a virtual non-profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of Enterprise-based Solutions to Poverty.

It does this by targeted investment that fosters thought leadership through books, films and websites; supporting rolemodels - whether they are entrepreneurs or innovative firms - in developing nations; and shaping a new discourse in government, the press and the academy around private-sector innovation, prosperity and progressive human values.

The aim of SEVEN Fund programs is to challenge the prevailing mindset in the fight against poverty.

It wants to stimulate discussion around the questions of whether wealth-creation may be the most effective solution to alleviate poverty.

It invests its efforts and resources to discuss, find, research, and document examples where entrepreneurial success is shown to have led to poverty alleviation.

In the process, it supports entrepreneurs in developing countries with case studies, mentorship programs and publicity and services that help them succeed at what they do.

It is announcing its Student Essay Competition. This year It is seeking essays on inspiring new models of economic development from around the globe.

The competition will award one (1) student prize of $10,000.


  • The student essay competition is open to high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students.
  • Students may be in any field of study (including professional fields, such as medical, business, or law).
  • If you are currently in college, you must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution.
  • If you are a high-school student or in the process of submitting applications to enter or re-enter college, you must have active applications underway and plan to be matriculated full-time at an accredited institution by the competition’s close date.

  • Deadline for Essay submission: 12:00AM EST, October 15.
  • SEVEN-CIFA Essay Award Announcements: December 15.

    For more information and application, visit: SEVEN Fund Essay Competition Website

  • Scholarship 2017/18

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.