Ballard Scholar for Social Innovation

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


Complete both of the following foundation courses:

Innovation Methodologies

Complete one of the following:

  • MSB 491R with Curtis Lefrandt: Living a Meaningful Life (two credit hours)
  • EXDM 490R Section 005 (RECM 497R): with Mat Duerden: Y-Prize: Design Competition (one credit hour)
  • TECH 112: Innovation Design Techniques (one credit hour)
  • Crocker Innovation Fellowship (six credit hours over two 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.)


Complete one of the following:

 * Before Fall Semester 2018 the above classes were listed as BUS M 491R.


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


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