Three $5,000 Scholarships Available for Veterans Seeking Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Posted by: Kristina Moy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alana J. Mauger
Scholarships Available for Veterans Seeking Entrepreneurial Opportunities
April 23, 2012, Blue Bell, Pa.—The Collegiate Consortium in conjunction with
the Department of Defense is offering three $5,000 scholarships to qualifying
veterans to participate in Montgomery County Community College’s Center for
Entrepreneurial Studies program at its Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue
The scholarships are
available to veterans, National Guard or reserve troops who were called to
serve under Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. Applicants
must provide a copy of the DD214 Report of Separation to establish eligibility.
scholarship will allow the recipients to enroll in the Certificate in
Entrepreneurship program in the fall 2012 semester. The 12-credit program
includes courses in Entrepreneurial Essentials, Marketing, Accounting and
Business Plan preparation.
prepares students to launch and/or grow a successful business, large or small,
profit or nonprofit. By the end of the semester, students will have the skills
and knowledge to identify and pursue viable business opportunities, develop a
sustainable marketing plan, understand accounting procedures, develop a
business plan and demonstrate the soft skills of a professional business
In addition to the
Certificate in Entrepreneurship, the scholarship covers the rental fee of an MCCC
incubator office for 12 months. Veteran students will have access to all the
necessary amenities to efficiently operate their business, including a modern
office, phone with voicemail, computer with Internet access, copy machine,
resource library and the use of a conference room and reception area.
part of the incubator, veteran students will receive an array of free support
services, including legal, accounting, marketing and technology consulting.
Representatives from the Small Business Association and SCORE also are
available by appointment to answer any business questions and provide
For more information
about the scholarship, contact CES Director Ayisha Sereni at
215-461-1140. The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2012.
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