High School Scholarship Contest
Pictured (l. to r.) are the 2022 winners: Samuel Duffy, Conner Izes, and Brady Masters.
Shepherd University Financial Plan and Entrepreneurship Scholarship Contest
Did you know that only 12% of the Fortune 500 companies from 1955 remained in business in 2016? Adding to this, a recent survey of college graduates found that 81% wish that they were taught more life skills before graduating. It is imperative that students are prepared for success in a challenging and dynamic future. Two important elements of success are properly managing personal finances and being able to determine your own destiny. Shepherd University teaches practical real-life skills in financial planning, entrepreneurship, and many other subjects. Shepherd University’s College of Business will help high school students to get a jump on their future by holding a business plan competition for local high school students. Finalists will have the opportunity to compete for up to $5,000 in scholarships.
This exciting opportunity is open to all entrepreneurial-minded high school juniors and seniors pursuing entrance into Shepherd University. Recipients must be a declared College of Business major or minor, or an undeclared major.
To enter, the students are required to complete two short essays with a maximum of 4,000 characters answering the questions:
1. How will you prepare yourself financially for an entrepreneurial career?
- Controlling personal expenses
- Managing personal educational expenses and loans
- Controlling credit and credit score
- Creating wealth
2. Describe a business idea You believe fulfills an urgent need in society.
- Product or service idea
- Societal need that the product or service will address
- Space or “hole” in the market that the product or service fills
- Product or service viability
Finalists will be chosen to present their plans at Shepherd University to a group of business professors and students and Winner(s) will be declared.
SUBMISSIONS WILL BE
Until March 1, 2023
SU 2023 High School Scholarship Competition Information
SU 2023 High School Scholarship Competition Entry Directions
To enter, click the link and fill in the form.