Harvard Business Services Student Entrepreneur Scholarship

Student Enterpreneur Harvard Business Services has been helping entrepreneurs form corporations and LLCs since 1981. We are a Delaware Registered Agent and have formed over 190,000 companies. We pride ourselves on making business formation simple by providing top-notch customer service while maintaining the lowest prices in the industry.

Our scholarship was created to help ambitious students chase their dreams by providing a $1,000 award. We're looking for students with the vision, drive, and brilliant idea that can generate the next great business. Students with an existing company and a vision for growth are also encouraged to apply.

Please note: We encourage all applicants and student entrepreneurs to perform thorough research and seek expert advice on how to best develop, launch, protect, and grow their businesses. While Harvard Business Services cannot provide legal or accounting advice, we can help student entrepreneurs protect their ideas and intellectual property.

Qualifications

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be actively enrolled in a full-time undergraduate business or entrepreneurship program at an accredited U.S. college or university as of September 1, 2020.
  • Be 18 years or older by September 1, 2020.
  • Write a brief essay (500 - 1,000 words) describing your planned or existing business. Please include a description of the business and the inspiration behind it, why you believe it will succeed and/or continue to grow, and how your college education is directly contributing to your ability to succeed.

 

Additional Rules:

To be considered, each of the following must also be included in the student's submission:

  • Full name
  • Birth date
  • Physical mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Name and address of college/university
  • Declared major
  • Copy of college transcript (or high school transcript for current high school seniors)
  • Copy of FAFSA report

 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Application Period Opens: December 2, 2019

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

Winner Announcement: July 24, 2020 (approximate)

Judging and Winner Announcement

All entries will be reviewed by Harvard Business Services staff. The winner will be announced on or about July 24, 2020. The winning candidate will be contacted via the information provided in the application prior to the announcement and must respond and accept the scholarship award within two weeks of the initial announcement.

The winner will be chosen based on fulfilment of the eligibility criteria and the description of the business idea and student's vision for it as stated in the essay. All applicants will be considered equally without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Scholarship will be disbursed directly to the recipient's educational institution.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • I am a high school senior. Can I apply for the scholarship?
    • Yes, as long as you are or will be enrolled in a business or entrepreneurship program at an accredited institution as of September 1, 2020, you may apply.
  • I am transferring to a new college/university. Am I eligible?
    • Yes, as long as the school and program you are enrolled in as of September 1, 2020 meet our criteria, your transfer status will not be a factor.
  • Do I have to submit an original (or Certified) copy of my transcript.
    • No, you may submit a copy of your transcript. Please note that falsified transcripts result in immediate disqualification.
  • How will I know if I win?
    • A winner will be selected in July 2020. The winner will contacted directly by Harvard Business Services. We will also post an announcement on our website and social media accounts once the winner has accepted the scholarship.
  • I am not a US citizen but am attending an American university in 2020. Am I eligible?
    • Yes, as long as you meet our eligibility criteria, your citizenship status does not matter.
  • I am a US citizen enrolled in a foreign university. What about me?
    • Sorry, our scholarship is only available to students attending American educational institutions.

 

Previous Winners

Our scholarship program launched in late 2018, with the first winner being announced in July 2019.

Our 2019 winner was Cassandra Hostuttler of New Martinsville, West Virginia. To learn about Cassandra's winning business idea, visit the winner announcement post on our blog.

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Please note: this application will ask you to upload a file for your high school or current college transcript. It will also ask you to upload or type your personal essay. If you do not have these items available, please prepare them before beginning the application.

Since 1981, Harvard Business Services, Inc. has helped form 192,654 Delaware corporations and LLCs for people all over the world.

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