Ballard Scholar for Social Innovation

Giving undergraduate students of all majors the skills they need to make a meaningful, sustainable, and impactful difference.

Foundation

Complete both of the following foundation courses:

Innovation Methodologies

Complete one of the following:

  • MSB 491R w/ Curtis Lefrandt: Living a Meaningful Life (2 credits)
  • EXDM 490R Section 005 (RECM 497R): w/ Mat Duerden: Y-Prize Design Competition (1 credit)
  • TECH 112: Innovation Design Techniques (1 credit)
  • Crocker Innovation Fellowship (3 credits x 2 semesters; starts Winter semester)
  • Design Kit: The Course for Human Centered Design (This is a free online course. To receive credit, you will need to assemble a team of two to six people, and upload your certificate of completion to the Ballard Scholar approval process.)

Experience

Complete one of the following:

Perks

  • Priority status for grant funding
  • Listing on Ballard Center website
  • Invitation to Social Innovator of the Year Luncheon

Finished?

Let us know by completing the application below: 

Ballard Scholar Application

*Alternative experience may be approved by the Ballard Center.

1 Counts towards the Civic Engagement Minor

2 Counts towards the International Development Minor 

3 Counts towards the Non-Profit Minor