Become A Werth Innovator and get a 3k Scholarship

UConn rising sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the next cohort of Werth Innovators of the WILD Program!

Are you an inventor, artist, or builder? Do you find yourself creating solutions to problems? When you hear the word entrepreneur, do you dream of creating the next great technology? Are you excited when you meet other people like you? Do you love UConn and want to get involved in an exciting program?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, apply now to become a Werth Innovator as a part of the WILD Program at The Werth Institute. Accepted students will receive a one-time $3,000 scholarship disbursed during their first year participating. The upcoming cohort will consist of 16 students entering their sophomore or junior year during the fall of 2021. Key characteristics include having a passion for creativity and innovation, searching for solutions to everyday problems, or a desire to be a leader in initiating new programs or opportunities for like-minded students. The Werth Institute will invest in programs and resources that develop Werth Innovators in order to become ambassadors for the program during subsequent years.

Werth Innovators will have the opportunity to participate in The Werth Institute’s NetWerx mentorship program where students are paired with a UConn alum mentor during their first summer of being a part of the WILD program. They will have special invitations to Werth Coffee Chats with leading industry professionals in a small group informal mentoring setting. Many other unique activities may include a trip to Silicon Valley, CA, NYC, or Boston, attendance at relevant conferences or workshops, one-on-one guidance from experienced entrepreneurial coaches and venture builders, and attending or hosting relevant opportunities and events. Werth Innovators become a part of a special community of driven students and alum committed to building their entrepreneurial mindsets and skillsets.

Application deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2021 and may lead to an interview.

Learn more and apply today!
For more information, contact: Katie Britt at

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone