Any credit or noncredit AACC student, regardless of their field of study, can take advantage of the services and resources of the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute program and scholarships.
The Entrepreneurs Scholarship provides:
There is a lifetime maximum of $12,000 per student for the Entrepreneurs Scholarship. Availability of funds is contingent on a variety of factors including continued financial support by the Ratcliffe Foundation.
To apply, you should:
*Current AACC students must have a 2.0 GPA to be accepted. New AACC students who have not completed a class have no GPA requirement.
The deadline is noon on Monday, April 3. Recipients will be notified during the Business Pitch Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25.
On the AACC Foundation Scholarship application there is a check box to indicate you want to start a business or that you already have a business. That box must be checked. Once you complete the AACC Foundation Scholarship application you will be directed to the Entrepreneurs Scholarship. Some of your information will be uploaded to the application. Follow the directions on the application.
Have You Submitted the Application?
Students who have already submitted the Foundation Scholarship application but have not checked the box indicating they want to start a business still have the opportunity to apply. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request that the application be reopened. Provide a reason for the request (to complete the Entrepreneurs Scholarship application).
As part of the BNS 393 "Ramp Up" course, every scholarship recipient will sign up with a mentor who will provide guidance and advice. The mentors and mentees will be required to meet and actively participate in the ESI Mentorship program.
(Available to current Ratcliffe Scholars only.)
The Internship Scholarship provides a $1,500 stipend for 100 to 120 hours. The stipend is paid in two installments after successfully completing the first half and after successfully completing the second half of the internship experience.