Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education

2016 Thorne Prize Winners

Members of team Spring hold win the third annual Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education—an award of $25,000 that will be used to further implement their proposal to fight depression in a more timely and efficient manner.

The Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education is a $25,000 cash prize awarded to the best student-led venture focused on social innovation in health or education. 

Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education ($25,000)

The prize will be awarded in the spring of each year to support a student or group of students beginning or continuing to develop a social enterprise or innovation focused on these two areas. The winner of the Thorne Prize receives automatic acceptance into the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale Summer Fellowship (a summer program that provides a $15,000 stipend), and continued support from Yale faculty. The 2019 Thorne Prize application is available here and due on March 8. 

Mentor Application

You can receive expert help with your idea and application. Complete the mentor application. Applications are due January 25.

Startup Yale

The Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education ($25,000) will be part of Startup Yale on April 5th, 2019. Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in one day of pitches, prizes and world-changing ideas.