The John Hunt Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The John Hunt Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Spring and Summer

The John Hunt Entrepreneurship Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students who will be entering their junior or senior years in the Business Administration program at the College of Coastal Georgia. John Hunt was a successful Georgia entrepreneur, business leader and public servant. He held numerous state and local leadership roles, and was highly respected member of the state’s Board of Regents. The John Hunt Entrepreneurship Scholarship memorializes his exceptional contributions to Georgia, and seeks to support business students who embrace John’s zeal for business innovation and community service.

Broadly speaking, the John Hunt Entrepreneurship Scholarship seeks to attract three types of emerging change makers: 1) those that will work in and/or build the infrastructure needed for entrepreneurial work to take root, including individuals who will practice their profession in an entrepreneurial organization; 2) individuals who want to improve the operations and management systems of public, private and not for profit organizations; and 3) those who will spur others to action on a state and/or national level.

Scholarship funds may be used to offset the costs of tuition, fees, living expenses, etc. during the planned two-year period of upper division college course enrollment at the College of Coastal Georgia. A student may be eligible for up to two years of scholarship support; provided, however, that all eligibility requirements are met and a new application is submitted for each year. The application deadline for a next academic year scholarship is November 30 of each year. Students applying for entry into the scholarship program mid-academic year (Spring Semester) may be considered for a reduced award. Criteria include the following:

• Recipients must be accepted and enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program
• Recipients must have at least one year, not necessarily twelve consecutive months, of paid work experience;
• Recipients must possess a history of involvement in extracurricular activities in school and have a demonstrated commitment to community service and/or volunteerism;
• Recipients must plan to pursue a profession in the business field; and
• Recipients must have a strong academic record, as exhibited by a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Award
Varies
Deadline
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have at least one year (not necessarily 12 consecutive months) of paid work experience?
  2. Do you have plans to pursue a career in the field of business?
  3. Recipients of this scholarship must have plans to: 1) work in and/or build the infrastructure needed for entrepreneurial work to take root, including individuals who will practice their profession in an entrepreneurial organization; 2) improve the operations and management systems of public, private and not for profit organizations; and 3) spur others to act on a state and/or national level. Please briefly outline how your future career plans align with these parameters.