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 12 active schools and 32 students in our HBCU community. Will you be next?

Applications are due April 30, 2023! 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

HBCUs will have all fees covered for 2023-24:

  • $4,000 for a team of 4 students
  • Airfare + hotel for international Silicon Valley Meetup at the University of Twente in The Netherlands