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Scholarships & Awards

Shawn L. McCall & Sheryl Firment McCall Awards for Entrepreneurship

The McCall Awards for Entrepreneurship are granted to undergraduate students from any college or major who show entrepreneurial promise. Students must be enrolled during the 2014-15 academic year to receive one of the two $2500 awards. Each award includes $500 in cash, $1000 payable as a stipend for active participation in Venture Development Center (VDC) programming, and $1000 in VDC credit, which can be expended to further the recipient’s entrepreneurial education through startup activity, participation in startup events, and travel to meet with advisors and prospective customers. 

Delaware Innovation Fund Scott Jones Entrepreneurial Scholarship 

In recognition of Professor Scott Jones’s pioneering efforts to build an entrepreneurial studies program at the University, the Board of Directors of the Delaware Innovation Fund established the Scott Jones Entrepreneurial Scholarship - an annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in the Alfred Lerner School of Business and Economics. The recipient must be enrolled during the 2014-15 academic year to receive the $1000 scholarship award, which is given to an undergraduate student who demonstrates an interest and passion for pursuing entrepreneurial education and venture capital studies. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is a minor criterion for selection. 

Horn Program Award

The Horn Program Award is funded by annual gifts from the faculty who teach ENTR-designated courses. The award is granted to a student from any college or degree program who promises to realize a great immediate benefit from the receipt of the $1000 award. The Horn Program Award is granted immediately as a VDC credit, which can be used to cover costs associated with the pursuit of a business idea or an educational opportunity. Graduating seniors are eligible for the award; however, award funds must be used prior to commencement.

The deadline for all three awards is April 14, 2014. Please download the Information Flyer & Application to apply.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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