VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley

Diversity Scholarship Admissions

500, in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Professional Development, will be offering four full scholarships ($25,000) for underrepresented early-stage investors, especially women and/or people of color.

Scholarship Admissions Process

Are you committed to supporting diverse founders? Have you organized meetups for the startup community in different ecosystems? Started a VC newsletter or podcast that promotes diversity & inclusion? If so, apply today and tell us about it!

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Identify as female or POC
  • Have a proven track record of supporting underrepresented founders
  • Have, or be developing, a purpose driven fund thesis
Scholarship applicants should follow the same admissions process as all other candidates. In order to apply to VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley, participants need to be nominated by a peer or colleague.
Selected candidates will receive an email with a link to apply to the program. Those who wish to be considered for a scholarship should also answer the supplemental scholarship questions. It is recommended that scholarship applicants submit their responses as early as possible.