Do you think that you could take on a Dragons’ Den pitch? Do you find yourself shaking your head at the candidates’ decisions on The Apprentice? If you’ve got ambition and reckon that you’re a bit business-savvy, there’s a new scholarship launching that could help take you from student to a potential boss at business. Successful business leader and entrepreneur, Reuben Singh, is offering a helping hand to the start-up tycoons of tomorrow. Interested? Of course you are.
The scholarship will provide budding entrepreneurs with the chance to receive up to £9,000 in funding for tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year at a UK university. With experience of setting up from scratch at a young age, Singh knows what it takes to be successful in business. If you’ve got the right spark, he’s driven to pass on his knowledge and experience through the Reuben Singh Scholarship Programme.
“The next generation of entrepreneurs needs both academic qualifications and real world experiences from both business and first-hand interpersonal interaction,” he says. “The world is now a global village and it is important that tomorrow’s business leaders embrace the skills and business opportunities available to them from all over the world.”
The scholarship will provide budding entrepreneurs the chance to receive up to £9,000 in funding for tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year at a UK university. If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll even get the opportunity to continue your studies whilst running a successful enterprise! With entries for the programme now open, just go for it! You never know it might lead.
What you need to know:
- Applicants must be UK resident undergraduates with a confirmed place at university for the 2016/17 academic year. They can be anything from fledgling eBay entrepreneurs, to the founders of social enterprise start-ups, or even those involved in business activities linked to schools, social groups or community causes.
- Young business people who have already shown initiative in creating their own business venture will be required to demonstrate the nature of business, why they set it up, what they achieved and the lessons they have learned to date.
- Hopefuls can enter the scheme by filling out an application form and submitting an essay of no more than 2,500 words, addressing the following questions:
- What does the future of business look like to you?
- What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
- Identify the next big domestic or international market and discuss why you feel this is such a big opportunity
Entries should be submitted to [email protected], by 31st May 2016. They will also need to provide evidence of their entrepreneurial activities to date, including examples of ventures or endeavors they have undertaken. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview with the Reuben Singh Scholarship panel.
You can find more info here: ReubenSingh.com/Scholarships