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Save the World.
Win Scholarship Money.

This summer, Vaughn College is offering two innovative forums to fuel your passion for engineering and further your education by learning about entrepreneurship.

OPTION 1

Engineering Innovation
Summer Academy

The first option is to apply to the Summer Academy, a team-based competition where you pitch innovative solutions to world problems, win scholarship funds and hear from a group of successful engineers speaking on a variety of entrepreneurship topics. This is free to high school and transfer students.

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OPTION 2

Engineering Entrepreneur
Speaker Series

The second opportunity, open to all, is to hear from the speakers in this exciting series. Options range from listening to the webinars each Friday for free, to purchasing access to the videos for a limited amount of time, asking questions of the speakers and obtaining membership in the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).

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Option 1 Engineering Innovation Summer Academy

This summer, participate in a FREE, virtual, team-based course where you’ll have the opportunity to solve an urgent contemporary problem with an innovative engineering solution. Your ideas become the basis for viable products or services that your team will pitch to simulated investors. During the course, you’ll hear from engaging guest speakers who will provide relevant lessons from experience.

The three best ideas will win scholarship funds to Vaughn College:

First Place - $7,500 per team member
Second Place - $5,000 per team member
Third Place - $2,500 per team member

Here’s how to participate in Summer Academy:

Pitch Your Passion
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Post a 30-45 second video to your Instagram page tagging @vaughncollege in your post. The video should detail a world problem that you are passionate about solving. Then, tell us why Vaughn’s Summer Academy could help you explore a solution.

Complete and submit the form below

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 24 by 11:59 p.m.

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Present Your Solution

Present your team's innovative engineering solution to the problem you selected on Friday, August 14 to compete for Vaughn scholarship funds.

Summer Academy Course Details

Course runs Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 14. Classes are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:10 p.m. – 2 p.m. (done online via Zoom)

Speaker Series Schedule: Fridays 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
July 10: Young Entrepreneurs Speak
July 17: Women Entrepreneurs Speak
July 24: Global Entrepreneurial Programs
July 31: IP and Standards Explained
August 7: Getting Financing
August 14: Summer Academy Pitches

NOTE: There is a nine-student minimum to run the program. Scholarship awards can be combined with current offers but cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

Eligibility

Those eligible to participate in the program are:

Local high school students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an interest in engineering and program solving may enroll. International and out-of-state students with an interest in studying in New York City are also welcome.

Transfer students who have 45 or fewer credits, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are currently enrolled in either a baccalaureate program in engineering or an engineering science associate degree program.

Vaughn enrollees may earn three credits for the course.

Option 2 Engineering Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Tier One Access: FREE

Live Speaker Series Webinar access every Friday from July 10 through August 7

Fridays 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
July 10: Young Entrepreneurs Speak
July 17: Women Entrepreneurs Speak
July 24: Global Entrepreneurial Programs
July 31: IP and Standards Explained
August 7: Getting Financing

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Tier Two Access: $50

  • Three-month access to all five webinars
  • Ability to submit one question per week after the webinar to the one of the featured speakers
  • Half-year Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Student Membership
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Tier Three Access: $100

  • Three-month access to all five webinars
  • Ability to submit one question per week after the webinar to one of the featured speakers
  • Half-year Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Student Membership
  • Name will be added to a lottery for 10, 30-minute mentorship sessions with a member of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee of professionals
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Why Vaughn?

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.**
83% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.**
U.S. News & World Report - Best Regional Colleges - North 2020
Ranked #1 in Upward Mobility Nationwide***
More than 90% of students receive financial aid
15 to 1 Student to faculty ratio
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Be Futureproof.
Guaranteed.*

At Vaughn, you’ll acquire the right skills, knowledge and experience to maximize your potential. Here, you can study engineering, technology, management and aviation—the career fields of tomorrow. In fact, we’re extremely confident you’ll be employed in your field of study within one year of graduation. If not, we’ll reimburse your federal Direct undergraduate student loan payments for one year or give you the opportunity to enroll in our master’s program without incurring charges for one year (in lieu of receiving payments).

*For eligible full-time students. See full details at Vaughn.edu. **Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 282 graduates in 2018. 220 reported an outcome for a 78% response rate. The 2018 graduating class includes September 2017, December 2017 and May 2018 graduates. ***The Upshot, January 18, 2017, “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60.”

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