Students

Below are some of the awards and opportunities available for students in the Minor in Entrepreneurship:

 

JNO Award:

 

These awards (5,000 per year) will be given to two students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship through a competitive process. Recipients will be selected by a committee that is appointed by the Director of the Minor. Students applying for the award must have a stated interest in launching their own ventures, whether while enrolled at the University or following their graduation, and must submit a written proposal that demonstrates how a JNO Award will assist them in this project. Working closely with faculty and staff as they develop their respective business plans, recipients can use their awards for research, travel, and internship opportunities as well as for initial start-up funding. Please submit this application by October 1, 2016.

If your team advances, you will pitch your venture to the selection committee on an agreed upon date and time.

 

Application can be found here.

 

LeighDeux Women for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award:

 

Partners Leigh Goodwyn and Leigh-Ann Sprock of Charlotte, North Carolina, launched LeighDeux in 2013 after Goodwyn’s oldest daughter had difficulty sourcing chic bedding in the XL twin size. The two Leigh’s quickly realized there was a demand for upscale dorm furnishings. Recognizing the challenges of living in a small space, they set out to create a collection that would prove functional, as well as capture the essence of a professionally designed space. The two shared a similar vision and were both drawn to a global and vibrant palette.

The Deux-o behind LeighDeux decided that it was not enough to launch a product line of soft goods and accessories, they wanted to build a brand that stood for something more. They want to help reinvigorate the textile industry in the Carolinas, create jobs and give back. With those goals in mind, and a desire to support and promote women in entrepreneurship, LeighDeux decided that a portion of their proceeds would go to fund scholarships for deserving students. Their mantra is simple, deck a dorm, prep a mind! For more information about LeighDeux, please visit their website at http://leighdeuxdorm.com/.

These awards ($2,500 per year) will be given to students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship through a competitive process. Recipients will be selected by a committee. Students applying must have a stated interest in launching their own ventures, whether while enrolled at the University or following their graduation. Recipients may use awards to provide support for research, travel, internship opportunities or initial start-up funding. Selected candidates will receive mentoring from LeighDeux and the opportunity to meet with LeighDeux for advice and consultation. Please submit this application by October 1, 2016. If selected to move forward, you will go through an interview process.

 

Application can be found here.

 

Innovation Fellowship:

These awards will be given to several students enrolled in the Minor in Entrepreneurship through a competitive process. Recipients will be selected by a committee. Students applying for the award must have a stated interest in an entrepreneurial internship for the summer and must submit this form as a written proposal. Recipients will use their award to offset the costs of living in or summer experiences. As part of this fellowship program, if you are in a city with summer programming, you will participate in weekly activities designed to help immerse you in the professional, cultural and social life of the place where you spend your summer.

 

This application will go live later in the academic year.