Becker College’s Changemaker Microcredit Loan works in conjunction with the Yunus Social Business Centre for our undergraduate students. Changemakers are individuals who have the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. The YSBC has established a partnership with Millbury National Bank to offer microcredit loans to students who have a project idea/concept that addresses and strives to solve a social problem using innovative, sustainable, scalable, and measurable approaches. Students are selected on a competitive basis through the submission of this application, a one-page business model, and an interview. View the Changemaker Initiative for more information.
If you have questions or would like to talk to a professor/mentor before you submit your application, please contact any of the following:
Dr. Debra Pallatto-Fontaine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Ales Jug (email@example.com)
Dr. Michael Keating (Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Paul Cotnoir (email@example.com)
Leslie Germond (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition to the completion of the application, all Microcredit Loan applicants must submit a one page business model canvas using the PowerPoint template.
For help in completing your canvas we recommend reviewing the Business Model Canvas website and reading the Business model Canvas for Social Enterprises document.
Not sure how to start your Business Model Canvas? Checkout this animated video series from the Kauffman Foundation.
The Changemaker Program Microcredit Loan Committee looks forward to reviewing your materials.