Charlene Neal Customer Discovery Grant

The Charlene Neal Customer Discovery Grant program will provide customer discovery micro-grants to entrepreneurial minded students who wish to begin the journey to create a business venture by first validating the key assumptions about the potential business.

Grant Amount: $250

Program Eligibility: Applicants may be any undergraduate student currently enrolled in any college or school of the university, and in good academic and financial standing. Grants will be awarded to students based on the quality of their application and availability of funds. A student may receive a maximum of two grants per academic year.

Selection: The selection and awarding of the grant will be at the sole discretion of the CIE staff based on the application quality and a follow-up interview with the staff. A second grant may be awarded based on the progress and results demonstrated with the initial grant. Grants are awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Application and Requirements: Recipients should execute a MOU document agreeing to use the funds only for the intended purpose and to agree to provide a report on the customer discovery activities and results at 30-day and 60-day internals following the receipt of the funds.

Start your application by filling out the form below. Any questions, please contact the CIE office by visiting Conner 10 or sending an email to

Charlene Neal Customer Discovery Grant

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