ALIC Micro-grants

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The Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity offers grants of up to $4000.00 for students to develop their ideas for products, services, non-profits, and projects related to their post-graduation ambitions. Students awarded a microgrant via ALIC are partnered with a faculty mentor and a community mentor who help facilitate bringing projects to life.

Click here to be taken to the online micro-grant application form. 


Rules and Regulations:

  • Grants are currently only available to enrolled Allegheny students
  • Students can apply as an individual or as part of a team
  • Funds are to be used in the development of your idea

Contact Professor Byron Rich for more information.


Congratulations to our first grant recipient, Ethan Scott. Ethan is developing an “overlanding” vacation company.

” I plan to start an Overland vacation company. My business idea very heavily relies on a vehicle to build upon. This grant has helped me turn my vision into a reality. without this grant, I would not have been able to purchase this vehicle to begin the process of building my business. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity I was given. ”

— Ethan Scott ’25