The BSC Entrepreneurship Scholars Program
Endowed by Jane and Kevin Stump
Calling all entrepreneurs!
Birmingham-Southern is pleased to offer the BSC Entrepreneurship Scholars Program. The program is for students who have demonstrated an exemplary entrepreneurial spirit through their work—both inside and outside of the classroom. Such work could include initiating a business plan or activity, developing a non-profit or service learning project, implementing a program in the fine arts, theatre, or music, or other creative endeavor.
View the new
Stump Entrepreneurship Program Brochure.
Entrepreneurship Scholars are students interested in business as a career and embody the spirit of entrepreneurship in their lives.
The Entrepreneurship Scholars are part of the broader interdisciplinary BSC Entrepreneurship Programs that engage the entire BSC community to examine and foster the spirit and practice of entrepreneurship so vital to today’s economy.
Entrepreneurship Scholars will receive the following opportunities and support:
- Entrepreneurship Scholars will be matched with an academic advisor from the business faculty;
- Entrepreneurship Scholars will be connected with an entrepreneurship mentor beginning during the recipients' first year at BSC;
- Entrepreneurship Scholars will receive priority registration for business courses including reserved spaces in the Foundations of Business Thought course during their freshman year, an Entrepreneurship Internship, an Exploration Term class on Entrepreneurship, and a capstone entrepreneurship project during their senior year; and
- Entrepreneurship Scholars will be invited to participate in guest lectures and interactions with guest speakers.
Current Students who are interested in investigating entrepreneurship are welcome to apply to the Stump Entreprenuership Program. Complete the application here.
Prospective Students can apply for a Stump Scholarship here. In addition to receiving networking and mentoring opportunities, prospective students selected for a Stump Scholarship will receive a scholarship renewable for three years.
The BSC Entrepreneurship Programs were endowed by Jane and Kevin Stump, both graduates of Birmingham-Southern College, with support from an existing endowed fund created by Joseph S. Bruno, to inspire resilience and creativity in the free enterprise system.
Kevin Stump's independent thinking and entrepreneurial drive have led to a successful professional career as founder, chairman, and CEO of Interconn Resources Inc. of Birmingham, one of the few private, independent natural gas marketing companies in the nation. Interconn has been recognized nationally and regionally for its focus on customer service.
For more information on the Entrepreneurship Scholars or to apply, please contact:
Dean of Business Programs