Awards & Scholarships

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Undergraduate Student Entrepreneurship Awards & Scholarships

Horn Entrepreneurship recognizes entrepreneurial students through awards and scholarships totaling close to $10,000. Students from all majors are invited to apply now through Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  

Recipients will be selected by a committee of Horn Entrepreneurship team members.

Opportunities

Two McCall Awards for Entrepreneurship are granted to undergraduate students from any UD college, in any major, who show entrepreneurial promise. Students who are primary owners in an incorporated business may elect to receive the award payable to their business entity. 

To be considered, submit an application with the “Shawn & Sheryl McCall Award” checkbox selected and a brief essay describing your entrepreneurial aspirations. Your name and the name of the award must be on your essay.

The Brad and Jennifer Bono Award is granted to an undergraduate student from any UD college, in any major, who demonstrates entrepreneurial leadership and social impact.  Students who are primary owners in an incorporated business may elect to receive the award payable to their business entity. 

To be considered, submit an application with the “Brad & Jennifer Bono Award” checkbox selected and a brief essay describing your demonstration of entrepreneurial leadership and social impact. Your name and the name of the award must be on your essay.

The Horn Entrepreneurship Award is funded by annual gifts from the faculty who teach ENTR-designated courses. The award is granted to a student from any UD college or degree program who has taken at least one ENTR course, demonstrates exemplary entrepreneurial promise and will realize an immediate benefit from the receipt of the $1000 award. The Horn Entrepreneurship Award is intended to be used for the pursuit of a specific educational opportunity related to creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation or leadership. Students who are primary owners in an incorporated business may elect to receive the award payable to their business entity.

To be considered, submit an application with the “Horn Entrepreneurship Award” checkbox selected and a brief essay describing how you have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and how the immediate availability of funding would be a benefit in the pursuit of a specific business idea or educational opportunity.  Your name and the name of the award must be on your essay.

David Freschman Scholarship - $2000

The David J. Freschman Scholarship was established in memory of David J. Freschman, University of Delaware alumnus, entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2020 to one or more, full-time, undergraduate student(s) who will be enrolled during the 2020-2021 academic year and:

a) Have demonstrated financial need;

b) Have demonstrated the potential to become a successful entrepreneur;

c) Possess some combination of the qualities and personal characteristics that David possessed, valued and encouraged: energy, enthusiasm, determination, sales acumen, financial ability and good judgment;

d) Are able to demonstrate some level of the above qualities through prior work experience, academic achievement or extracurricular activities.

To be considered, submit an application with the “David Freschman Scholarship” checkbox selected and a brief essay explaining how you possess the qualities, characteristics and experience referenced above.  Your name and the name of the scholarship must be on your essay.

Important Notes

  • If applying for more than one award, you can submit one application, however a separate essay is required for each.
  • MUST include your full name and the name of the award on each essay. If you fail to do this, your application will not be considered.
  • MUST upload your essay as a .pdf file.
  • Students are not permitted to apply for an award/scholarship they previously won.

Timeline

Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2020.

Award recipients will be honored on two occasions:

  1. Horn Advisory Board meeting on Friday, May 8
  2. Graduation Celebration & Awards Party (Date TBD)

*Scholarship recipient(s) will be notified by Student Financial Services in July 2020, receive funding for the 2020 -2021 academic year and be honored at the 2020 Fall Advisory Board meeting and the 2021 Graduation Celebration & Awards party.

For questions, please contact us via email (hornprogram@udel.edu) or phone (302-831-4393).