Carnegie Mellon University

Buncher Entrepreneurship Award

Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce a new fund from the Jack Buncher Foundation to establish the Buncher Entrepreneurship Award. This award will fund Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students in full for participation in a summer experience focused on entrepreneurship at Technion University. This program includes an entrepreneurship course and internship. The award will cover the cost of tuition for the course and internship, round trip travel to Haifa, Israel, housing, and stipend for meals up to $10,000.

This award is open to all majors. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students are invited to apply.

Eligibility requirements for the Buncher Entrepreneurship Award include:

  • Currently enrolled with undergraduate first-year, sophomore or junior status
  • Full-time student status for two semesters at time of departure for Technion University
  • Baccalaureate degree in progress
  • Minimum QPA of 3.00
  • Return to Carnegie Mellon as a full time student in the fall semester following the travel abroad experience


Candidates will complete two applications, 
a.      Buncher Entrepreneurship Award application (available in late December), and
b.      Technion University’s application

The Buncher Entrepreneurship Award application includes an application form to be submitted via The Bridge, a 2-page personal statement outlining the candidate’s motivation for seeking this opportunity, and a letter of recommendation. Please note that the Technion University application also requires a personal statement and letter of recommendation. In this case, applicants should submit the same statement and recommendation for both applications. Conferral of a Buncher Entrepreneurship Award is contingent upon acceptance by Technion University for the summer course and internship.

Students interested in applying for the Buncher Entrepreneurship Award can find more information and apply online before the March 2st deadline by logging in with their Andrew ID and password through The Bridge  Recommenders will need to upload their letters online using their Andrew ID and password at the following link:

Requirements for recipients:

All recipients must attend a required Pre-Departure Orientation Session and complete all pre-departure paperwork prior to their experience abroad. Awardees must also schedule a meeting with Stephanie Wallach, Director of the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) prior to departure. Additionally, recipients must complete an undergraduate research project upon their return and will be required to present their work at Meeting of the Minds 2019. 

Applications for the 2018 Buncher Entrepreneurship Award are due on March 2, 2018.