Second annual competition for Force for Positive Change

Marquette University and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) have opened applications for the second annual Force for Positive Change award, a statewide competition that focuses on social entrepreneurship. If you or your organization are solving social or environmental challenges in a way that is sustainable, just and generates impact in Wisconsin, then this is for you.

Applications will be accepted online now through January 19, 2018. After February 1, select applicants will be invited to advance to a second phase of the competition, and a panel of expert judges from the public, private and academic sectors, as well as investors and granting organizations, will review each of the final applications.

At least six awards of $12,500 will be distributed to incorporated enterprises and two awards of $1,000 will be distributed to student organizations/entrepreneurs during this year’s competition.

The program will culminate with a daylong event on March 22 hosted at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Award winners will be announced at the event.

For more information or to apply, visit