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Horizon Fund


Abbey Archer-Rierson


To submit your application and/or questions please contact Abbey Archer-Rierson at 620-242-0439 or





The Horizon Fund provides mini-grants to help students explore or carry out an original entrepreneurial idea. Winning ideas must identify a need and describe a creative way of meeting it. A winning idea should be clearly tied to some community value.



To help students begin to develop creative solutions to common problems.



Any McPherson College student is eligible, whether individually or as part of a team; any student; in any major.



To apply, you must complete a form that explains and outlines your idea. The Horizon Committee will select the grant recipients. If your idea is chosen you will be eligible to receive $100-$500. You can apply more than once if your initial idea is selected and you can demonstrate progress.


Horizon Fund Application


To submit your application and/or questions please contact Abbey Archer-Rierson at 620-242-0439.




Horizon Fund Stories

Micro-grants of just $500 through the college’s Horizon Fund have made a significant difference in the lives of enterprising MC students.
See what Horizon Fund students are doing

Where are They Now?

An update on three grant recipients - now grads - from year one of the Horizon Fund.
Zack Gaddis, Emily James and Dale Schwartz



President Schneider is interviewed by KWCH (CBS) about the $1.2 million anonymous gift to entrepreneurship initiative.


Dr. Betsy Gatewood talks about the Entrepreneurship Fellow position and entrepreneurship at McPherson College.


President Michael Schneider introduces the Horizon Fund initiative to help fund students who have original entrepreneurial ideas.

Entrepreneurship Blog