Finance your future

Need assistance in financing your education? Our scholarships help entrepreneurial students achieve more, while also receiving recognition for their outstanding achievements in entrepreneurship studies. As a student, you know that attending class, studying, working, and participating in extra-curriculars is an intense balancing act. You need help supporting your educational investment, and Iowa JPEC’s generous donors want to assist you. With a variety of scholarships available, you can rest easy knowing that your academic accomplishments are rewarded. Scholarships will be awarded at the end of the spring semester.

Apply for scholarship for the 2019-2020 Academic Year with the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Based on the answers on the scholarship portal, you will be automatically matched to scholarship opportunities you are eligible for.

Eligibility

  1. Students must be currently enrolled as a part-time or full-time student at the University of Iowa.
  2. Students must be earning the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management, Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate, Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship, Certificate in Media Entrepreneurialism, BA in Enterprise Leadership, BBA in Management: Entrepreneurial Management Track, or be a current or former participant in Founders Club.
  3. After being selected as a scholarship recipient, students are required to write a thank you letter to the donor responsible for sponsoring the award before they can receive their scholarship.

Entrepreneurial Scholarships

  • Clifford M. Baumback Entrepreneurial Studies Award
    The Clifford M. Baumback Entrepreneurial Studies Award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to one undergraduate student who is entering his or her senior year and demonstrating outstanding achievement in entrepreneurial studies. Mrs. Janice Baumback established this award in memory of her husband, Clifford Baumback, who was a University of Iowa faculty member from 1953 until his retirement in 1980, as a professor emeritus. He was the first director of the University of Iowa Institute for Entrepreneurial Management in 1979.

     

  • Evan Gettert Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship
    Iowa JPEC will award the Evan Gettert Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship to a student working towards a BBA in Management – Entrepreneurial Track or Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management.  Alternately, student may be a business student who owns and is operating their own business while attending college full-time. Evan’s Dream,  a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of this scholarship.
     
  • John & Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Scholarships
    The John & Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Scholarships are awarded to students taking entrepreneurial courses and affiliated with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC).

     

  • Keith Chiavetta Venture Fund Entrepreneurial Program Scholarship
    The Keith Chiavetta Scholarship will be awarded to a student entrepreneur who has started and is currently operating a tech-based business. This student should also enroll in at least one of the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s (Iowa JPEC) competitions throughout the academic year. This scholarship is provided through a generous donation from Keith Chiavetta, one of the center’s esteemed adjunct lecturers.

     

  • Leighty-Nelson Scholarships
    Up to two scholarships funded by Ike Leighty and the Leighty Foundation will be awarded to students participating in the Certificate of Entrepreneurial Management program. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to receive the award.

     

  • Oldorf Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarships
    Iowa JPEC will award several $1,000 Oldorf Scholarships to a Tippie College of Business student having significant interest in entrepreneurial studies. Donna Oldorf is the sponsor of this scholarship.

     

  • William B. Smith Business Scholarship
    Iowa JPEC will award one William B. Smith Business Scholarship to an undergraduate entrepreneurship student majoring in Entrepreneurial Management. William B. Smith is the sponsor of this scholarship.

     

  • Robert & Happy Millen Entrepreneurial Scholarship
    Iowa JPEC will award the Bob & Happy Millen Entrepreneurial Scholarship to deserving students in the Tippie College of Business who are pursuing their entrepreneurial certificate or entrepreneurial management track in the department of management and organization. Bob and Happy Millen are the sponsors of this scholarship.

     

  • Voss Family Fund for Entrepreneurship
    Iowa JPEC will award the Voss Family Fund for Entrepreneurship Scholarship fund to a deserving student in the Tippie College of Business looking to study entrepreneurship. Preference for students from North Scott High School or from Scott County, Iowa.

 

  • Courtney Family Scholarship
    The Courtney Family Scholarship will be awarded to one or more students with a preference for underrepresented female students majoring in entrepreneurship, finance or analytics from the Monticello, IA area who demonstrate financial need. John and Kathy Courtney are the sponsors of this scholarship.

 

  • Lee’s Lab Entrepreneurial Fund Scholarship
    The Lee Lab Entrepreneurial Fund Scholarship is awarded to students in the Tippie College of Business who are enrolled in the entrepreneurial program.  Preference is given to Iowa residents.

 

  • Derek and Stephanie Rose Enterprise Leadership Fund
    The Derek and Stephanie Rose Enterprise Leadership Fund will award students pursuing an Enterprise Leadership degree with monetary prizes to be put towards an Iowa JPEC sponsored travel abroad program. Only Enterprise Leadership students participating in an Iowa JPEC International Entrepreneurship and Culture program.  This scholarship is not offered through the Iowa Scholarship Portal but instead, managed by the Institute for International Business. More information on this scholarship can be here.

Find out more

Our scholarship applications open annually in the winter and typically close before spring break. If you have additional questions regarding our entrepreneurial scholarship opportunities we'd love to chat with you.

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