Receiving a Stump Scholarship has provided me with so
many opportunities that I never would have had otherwise.
I have met a number of people who are shaping my career
plans, and I have connected with powerful businessmen
and women. I have also formed many life-long friendships.
Participating in the Entrepreneurship Program is a very
rewarding and challenging experience that I believe is
unique to Birmingham-Southern.”
A business major from Birmingham, Kathleen ran
a summer camp during high school and eventually
plans to integrate her interest in entrepreneurship
into a health care career.
Stump Scholars receive membership benefits for the Birmingham Venture Club,
an association of business professionals who seek to foster entrepreneurial
spirit and collaborate on shared goals. Scholars receive special invitations to
monthly luncheons that provide networking opportunities and a chance to have
conversations with leading entrepreneurs in Birmingham.
Stump Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor in the business department as
well as an entrepreneur from the community. Faculty mentors guide scholars
through their academic career and offer advice on how to maximize opportunities
at BSC. Based on their interests, scholars are also connected with an entrepreneur
who has demonstrated business savvy and an active interest in cultivating a spirit
of innovation in a new generation of entrepreneurs. Mentorship opportunities are
available with environmental sustainability experts, consultants, health care leaders,
investment bankers, financiers, and lawyers.