If summer is right around the corner, then so is the Macktez Summer Stipend.

Would $1000 help you finish your summer project? We want to hear from you.

Every summer for the past ten years, we’ve invited clients, friends, and complete strangers to tell us how $1000 would help them carry their personal projects across the finish line. Our panelists evaluate applications on three basic criteria — originality, relevance, and conviction — and in August we announce one Stipend recipient.

On June 17 applications open — bookmark macktez.com/stipend. Entries will be due the next month, on July 23. Finalists will be announced a week later, and our recipient will be selected just a few weeks after that.

The Summer Stipend application itself is designed with our methodology in mind. It includes a worksheet to help you define a clear schedule, choose deliberate actions, and focus your attention.

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You can also review our previous recipients and their projects below.