Babson Summer Study
Help us empower the generation that will solve the world's greatest challenges.
Babson Summer Study is a four-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors to develop as entrepreneurial leaders. Students cultivate core career skills and a sharp entrepreneurial mindset for overcoming challenges in any organization, in any role—all while earning college credit and living as a member of a college community.
Surrounded by other aspiring entrepreneurial leaders from around the world, Summer Study students gain real-world experience in turning ideas into ventures that create positive social and economic value. They learn how a business, service, or movement can advance the UN Global Goals (UN SDGs)—the most pressing issues facing our communities, like climate change, racial injustice, and income inequality. And they gain the skills and confidence to start creating sustainable positive impact.
We want to put the power of Babson's problem-solving mindset in the hands of more of these young entrepreneurial leaders, regardless of their life circumstances or socioeconomic backgrounds.
Your gift can help make that happen.
Hear the impact of Summer Study in students' own words:
Having the opportunity to hear directly from local entrepreneurs about how they started as teenagers, as young people who had nothing, then built their business ... it helped us understand that it’s not all about how much you have or how big your venture is, but how big of an impact it can be to society.
– Mireille Ngamije, Kigali, Rwanda & SheaMoisture Scholar
I learned when you go through the city, you can see problems. You can think about solutions. I didn’t realize the opportunities in my city or in my environment before that, but now when I go through the city I can activate this model and goal. What may be problems? How can I solve them?
– Mathias Reyes, Berlin, Germany
It's time to overcome these societal obstacles [like gender and racial equity] and evolve the image of a CEO. I say that position that you always wanted looks like you.
– Tiffany Ramsarran, Hopkinton, Massachusetts & SheaMoisture Scholar
The SheaMoisture Scholars (also featured in video at top of page) attended Babson Summer Study through a generous gift by SheaMoisture Community Commerce. Since 2016, this gift has enabled 10 young women entrepreneurs from around the world to attend Summer Study each year.
With your help, we can fund more impactful scholarships like these.