Stuart Piltch Grant for Tech Innovator

Welcome to the Stuart Piltch Grant for Tech Innovator, where innovation meets opportunity. Named in honor of Stuart Piltch, a visionary leader in intelligence, healthcare, and technology, this grant embodies a commitment to fostering Innovation and driving positive change. Through an engaging essay contest, aspiring entrepreneurs have the chance to secure a $1,000 award to fuel their ventures and realize their dreams. Join us in celebrating innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit as we pave the way for tomorrow’s leaders. Apply today and embark on your journey to entrepreneurial success.



Applicants for the Stuart Piltch Grant for Tech Innovators will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Innovation and Creativity: Demonstrate a unique and innovative approach to entrepreneurship, showcasing creativity in problem-solving and idea development.
  2. Impact and Feasibility: Articulate a clear vision for how the proposed venture or project will make a positive impact in its target market or community, and demonstrate feasibility in implementation.
  3. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Display a strong commitment to entrepreneurship, resilience, and determination to overcome challenges in pursuit of entrepreneurial goals.
  4. Clarity and Persuasiveness: Communicate ideas effectively and persuasively through the essay, demonstrating a clear understanding of the venture’s value proposition and potential impact.

Essay Prompt:

With the rise of technological advancements, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI), the landscape of national security is evolving rapidly. In what ways can AI be utilized to enhance national security measures, and how can entrepreneurial ventures contribute to this endeavor? Describe your innovative approach, its potential impact, and your strategy for implementation. Discuss your passion for entrepreneurship, how securing this grant will aid you in realizing your goals, and reflect on how your venture aligns with the values and vision of Stuart Piltch while fostering positive change in the realm of tech-driven national security





The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 15, 2024.


The winner for the scholarship will be announced January 15, 2025

How To Apply

To apply for the Stuart Piltch Grant for Tech Innovators, follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare Your Essay: Craft a compelling essay that addresses the essay prompt provided. Ensure your essay highlights your entrepreneurial venture or idea, its innovative aspects, potential impact, and how the grant will support your goals.
  2. Format Your Submission: Your essay should be submitted in a standard document format (e.g., PDF, Word) with clear formatting and proper organization.
  3. Submit Your Application: Send your completed essay as an attachment to [email protected]. Be sure to include your full name, contact information, and any relevant background or experience related to your entrepreneurial venture.
  4. Confirmation: Upon receiving your application, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your submission.
  5. Evaluation Process: Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges based on the outlined criteria. Successful applicants will be notified via email.
  6. Grant Award: Recipients of the Stuart Piltch Grant will receive a $1,000 award to support their entrepreneurial endeavors.