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Wes Hall Social Entrepreneurs Award

The Wes Hall Social Entrepreneurs Award is an annual award that supports five full-time undergraduate students of Caribbean descent at Ryerson University who have a compelling idea for a business venture that will address a social problem, create changes in the community and make a difference to the lives of others. 

Award Details

Recipients will receive $4,000 and throughout the academic year, they will participate in a series of curated workshops about social entrepreneurship and building a social enterprise in the Fall, then be paired with an SVZ startup to gain work experience and mentorship in the Winter.


  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students 
  • Applicants must be of Caribbean descent 
  • Applicants must have a clear academic standing
  • Applicants must have a 2.67 GPA or higher
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need

2020-2021 Wes Hall Social Entrepreneurs Award applications are now closed. Applications will reopen in the Fall of 2021.