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The BSC Entrepreneurship Scholars Program

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Birmingham-Southern is pleased to offer the BSC Entrepreneurship Scholars Program, generously endowed by BSC alumni Jane and Kevin Stump in recognition of the college’s mission to cultivate a shared vision of business savvy and public responsibility. 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.

Entrepreneurship Scholars are students interested in business as a career and embody the spirit of entrepreneurship in their lives.

Entrepreneurship Scholars will:

  • Be matched with an academic advisor from the business faculty;
  • Be connected with an entrepreneurship mentor beginning during their their first years at BSC;
  • 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
  • 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.

“I hope the program exposes students to the concept of entrepreneurship, teaches them what to expect as an entrepreneur, and helps them develop skills to succeed. I also want students to know that entrepreneurship includes taking risks and that risk-taking can be both exciting and rewarding if it is approached in the right way.”

--Kevin Stump, founder, president, and CEO of Interconn Resources, Inc.

To learn more, read the program brochure here.
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