HBCU Students Can Change the World

The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school) empowers students to become agents of change at their HBCUs by learning design thinking skills, surveying their campus, and designing and launching a project.

There are currently 18 active schools and 65 students in our HBCU community. Will you be next?

Applications are due April 30, 2024! Learn more and apply at universityinnovationfellows.org/apply

Which students?

  • Actively enrolled in an HBCU
  • All majors
  • All levels of education (undergrad, grad, PhD)
  • 2+ years left on campus
  • Influencers
  • Action-oriented
  • Strong listeners

Program fees

The financial support received over the last three years has ended. HBCUs will no longer have all fees covered. Campuses interested in continued participation will need to budget the following:

  • $4,000 for a team of 4 students
  • Approximately $2,500 per person for airfare + hotel for the University Innovation Fellows Meetup 2025 at the University of Twente, the Netherlands