Student business pitch competition awards cash stipends, scholarships

Student business pitch competition awards cash stipends, scholarships

The Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) is once again hosting the Campus Community Challenge.

Scholarships up to $7,500 will be awarded to winning students/teams that are selected to be included in the final pitch competition. In addition to the opportunity for scholarships, all projects selected for the final competition will net a $250 cash stipend.

The M-C3 program challenges students to develop and present a written and video proposal that seeks to:

  • Improve a local community in the state and/or create positive social change
  • Help solve a problem/address an opportunity for a Michigan organization or business
  • Develop a new product or service idea

Individuals or teams may opt to work with a community partner, business, organization, or faculty member on their project ideas. Project ideas also will be solicited from major employers and community organizations through the Talent for Michigan platform and teams may opt to address a company-sourced project idea.

The due date for submission is Wednesday, March 20.

Since 2012, some 280 students, faculty, community leaders, and others have participated in MCA project learning programs, with nearly $285,000 awarded in stipends and scholarships.

Please contact Derrin Leppek at if you are interested or for further information on the competition.