WHAT WE OFFER
Master students who are demonstrably motivated to commit themselves to achieve the SDGs, and who subscribe to the Sharing Forward principle of We Share, can apply for a We Share Scholarship. The Sharing Forward principle means that the student funded by We Share promises that in the future, after graduation, they will annually donate a small percentage of his net income to We Share. These donations will be used for new We Share Scholarships to the next generations of students.
REMOVING BARRIERS TO INNOVATION
We believe in the power and inventiveness of the youth to solve global challenges. For this reason, we strive to empower students to become changemakers, by supporting those willing to do Master studies in the fields that are directly linked to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
A PATIENT IMPACT AGREEMENT
We come with a unique offer for students – an Income Sharing Agreement. We Share enables donors to co-invest in the human capital of any impact student and in the case of a Corporate Supporter, the student may be a possible future or an existing employee. Once the loan has been repaid, the student transitions into a Supporter, thus sharing forward their success.
EASY REPAYMENTS, AFTER YOU GRADUATE
The Income Sharing Agreement is similar to an equity investment into human talent and is not a loan or scholarship. The investment is paid back by the student by donating 1-2% of their net future income (post tax) when they are employed. This frees students from the bondage of loan contracts, thus, enabling them to pursue the career path of their liking.
OUR SELECTION CRITERIA
- PURPOSE-DRIVEN: You are a changemaker whose field of study has an innovative solution to one or more of the human-centered UN Sustainable Development Goals
- ESTABLISH NEED: The student is able to prove that they are unable to finance their studies themselves
- TYPE OF STUDY: You must be looking to do a Master’s or equivalent degree in the field of sustainability or on a social or societal level which is directly contributing to the realization of the SDGs.
Every impact student that wants to raise funding via We Share signs a draft contract. This is a basic agreement highlighting the terms of collaboration and what is expected from all parties. Upon both sides signing on the dotted line, you will be given access to our platform wherein you will make a ‘project-page’, which will be shared with donors in our community.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am a student. How can I apply to be placed on We Share platform?
Please have a look at our startup selection criteria. If your startup checks all the required boxes, write to us at [email protected] and we will get back to you shortly.
What do you mean by ‘impact students’?
Impact startups are enterprises committed to making a positive social and environmental impact, with the secondary objective of making financial returns. They play an important role in driving change and, under our definition, contribute towards at least one of the SDGs. It is vital for We Share startups to have impact as their primary focus.
What is the maximum amount of money We Share can raise for a student?
The maximum amount which can be raised for a student is € 50,000.
What is the money raised for?
We Share funding is to be used solely for college tuition. Additional costs related to the students’ education (accommodation, transport, books and others) are not included and must be covered by the students themselves.
When do I need to repay the We Share Community?
Loan repayment begins only after you have successfully graduated and been employed.