The Stanford Impact Leader prizes support graduating students who are choosing social or environmental impact career paths.
The $20,000 SIL prize is awarded to one to five outstanding graduating Stanford GSB students who are committed to joining an existing high-impact organization in the next chapter of their careers.
SIL Prize Benefits
- A high visibility $20,000 prize available before graduation
- Participation in a community of Stanford GSB social innovators
- Loan forgiveness when eligible through the Stanford GSB Financial Aid program
Who Can Apply?
- Second-year MBA and MSx students graduating in Fall 2022, or the Winter, Spring, or Summer of 2023.
- Students committed to focusing on social or environmental impact in the next phase of their careers, regardless of sector. Proof of employment or relevant activity is required after graduation.
- Winning the SIL Prize excludes students from competing for the Stanford Impact Founder Fellowship or receiving the Henry Ford II Scholar award.
Recipients are selected by a committee of social innovation leaders. The committee considers the following criteria:
- Alignment of career plans with social and environmental impact
- Demonstrated knowledge of a problem space and approaches to innovative solutions
- Leadership potential to drive potential positive change post-graduation
The Prize Winners
Mason Gunter, MBA ’22/MS E-IPER
Kelsey Aijala, MBA ’22/MA Education
Archana Srivatsan, MS ’22
Tyler Brandon, MBA ’22
Neha Dalal, MBA ’21
Kana Hammon, MBA ’21
Kanishka Narayan, MBA ’21
Rebecca Hinkle, MBA ’20/MA Education
David Osayande, MBA ’19
Kate Wharton, MBA ’19
Anna Haw, MBA ’18
Patrick Schmitt, MBA ’18
Benji Fernandes, MBA ’17
Ali Goldsworthy, MS ’17
Gabrielle Fondiller, MS ’16
Alina Liao, MBA ’16/MA Education
Amon Anderson, MBA ’15
Jesse Sullivan, MBA ’15
Carolyn Ting, MS ’15
Ross Jensen, MBA ’14/MA Education
Cammie Lee, MBA ’13
Nena Sanderson, MBA ’13