Following the news that BlueVine secured $49 million during its Series D funding round, the fintech startup announced it was launching a new scholarship program specifically for young entrepreneurs.
The company stated its Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship program aims to motivate and support aspiring business owners in undergraduate and graduate program related to entrepreneurship. Each of the scholarships will be offered during the spring and fall semesters. It was also revealed:
“BlueVine is launching the scholarship program to recognize the contributions of small businesses to their communities, employees and communities. Small businesses play a critical role the nation’s economic growth, and BlueVine wants to reward young people looking to make a difference as entrepreneurs.”
For those interested in applying for the scholarship program, the BlueVine Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship is now open to any full-time student who is at least 18 years old. The applicant may be a high school senior or is already an undergraduate or graduate. They also must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and submit a 600 to 800-word essay about what drives his or her passion to start their very own business. The essay must also include details about how the scholarship may help them succeed in school and later as an entrepreneur.
- Fall scholarship: essays must be submitted by February 1st
- Spring scholarship: essays must be submitted by September 1st
The essay must be submitted to [email protected], along with most recent school transcript and proof of enrollment for the semester the applicant is being considered for.