The IVCA Scholar Program is intended to create an inclusive industry with more gender, racial and ethnic diversity by providing undergraduate students exposure to a possible career in the venture capital/private equity industry.

The IVCA Scholarship provides undergraduate students a very rare opportunity to be placed with a venture capital or private equity firm for 10 weeks. In addition, Scholars will participate in informational & training sessions at a variety of investment firms and at professional service providers that partner with Venture Capital & Private Equity investors (accounting, investment banking, valuation, legal, consulting etc.).

This program offers a 10-week, deep dive into the industry with significant exposure at a venture capital or private equity firm. Assuming successful program completion, students will be granted a $10,000 stipend during the summer. Applications are due by close-of-business October 14th, 2022.
Program Details:

• The IVCA Scholarship will be 10 weeks in duration beginning June 12th, 2023 and ending August 18th, 2023.

• Firms will schedule specific in-office expectations with the student.

• Scholars will also be expected to participate in all coaching/training and career development events and visits to participating firms during the summer. This is typically one-half day per week.

• IVCA Scholars will be placed at a venture capital or private equity firm and responsibilities will vary by student experience and firm requirements.

• No housing or transportation will be provided.

• Scholars will be expected to successfully complete an online Financial Modeling course with certification (Course is paid for by IVCA) PRIOR to starting the program. Students will be enrolled in the class upon acceptance to the IVCA Scholar Program.

• This is not a remote program. IVCA Scholars will be expected to maintain housing in the Chicago metro area during the duration of the program period.

Please find attached the IVCA scholars program application. Applications are due by close-of-business October 14, 2022.

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