Incoming Student Scholarships, SEMBA Class of 2018

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Achievement Scholarship:$15,000

Award Description: This merit-based scholarship is awarded to two deserving applicants who join the incoming SEMBA class for the 2017/18 year, and whose application demonstrates high levels of commitment and achievement pertaining to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship, and future potential as a transformational change agent who creates positive social and/or environmental value through for-profit business models.

Eligibility: All applicants to the SEMBA program for the 2017/18 year who receive an Admit letter from the Graduate College on or before each of the two dates listed below are eligible for the two associated Achievement awards, except for the recipients of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excellence Scholarship, the Sustainable Entrepreneurship First Mover Scholarship, and the first of the two Sustainable Entrepreneurship Achievement Scholarship awards. Each applicant that meets these requirements (‘Candidate’ hereafter) is automatically considered for this scholarship, which is awarded to the most deserving Candidate as of April 17, 2017, and June 15, 2017.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship First Mover Scholarship: $15,000

Award Description: This merit-based scholarship is awarded to a single deserving applicant who commits to joining the incoming SEMBA class for the 2017/18 year by February 15, 2017; and whose application demonstrates the highest levels of commitment and achievement pertaining to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship, and future potential as a transformational change agent who creates positive social and/or environmental value through for-profit business models.

Eligibility: All applicants to the SEMBA program for the 2017/18 year who receive an Admit letter from the Graduate College on or before February 15, 2017 are eligible. Each applicant that meets these requirements is automatically considered for this scholarship.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excellence Scholarship: $25,000

Award Description: This merit-based scholarship is awarded to a single deserving applicant who joins the incoming SEMBA class for the 2017/18 year, and whose application demonstrates the highest levels of commitment and achievement pertaining to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship, and future potential as a transformational change agent who creates positive social and/or environmental value through for-profit business models.

Eligibility: All applicants to the SEMBA program for the 2017/18 year who receive an Admit letter from the Graduate College on or before April 17, 2017 are eligible. Each applicant that meets these requirements is automatically considered for this scholarship.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship International Student Scholarship: $15,000

Award Description: This merit-based scholarship is awarded to a single deserving applicant who is a non-U.S. citizen who joins the incoming SEMBA class for the 2017/18 year, and whose application demonstrates high levels of commitment and achievement pertaining to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship, and future potential as a transformational change agent who creates positive social and/or environmental value through for-profit business models.

Eligibility: All applicants to the SEMBA program for the 2017/18 year who receive an Admit letter from the Graduate College on or before May 15, 2017 are eligible. Each applicant that meets these requirements (‘Candidate’ hereafter) is automatically considered for this scholarship.

SEMBA Inclusive Achievement Scholarship: $15,000

Award Description: This merit-based scholarship is awarded to a single deserving applicant from an underrepresented group who joins the incoming SEMBA class for the 2017/18 year, and whose application demonstrates high levels of commitment and achievement pertaining to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship, and future potential as a transformational change agent who creates positive social and/or environmental value through for-profit business models.

Eligibility: Each applicant to the SEMBA program for the 2017/18 year that meets the following requirements (‘Candidate’ hereafter) is eligible. Candidates will be considered if they:

  1. are a member of an underrepresented group as defined by UVM’s ALANA classification (African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American, and including Bi/Multiracial students) or are a first generation college student in that neither parent (or the parent, as applicable) holds an undergraduate Baccalaureate degree;
  2. are a U.S. citizen;
  3. receive an Admit letter from the Graduate College on or before May 15, 2017;
  4. are not the recipient of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excellence Scholarship; and
  5. communicate their desire to be considered by contacting the Program Coordinator (semba@uvm.edu) before May 15 and confirming their eligibility.

Acceptance Conditions

The selected recipient of any incoming student scholarship will be notified as soon as possible via the phone number and email address included on his or her application. Acceptance of the award will be assumed if the recipient has already paid the tuition deposit, barring a request to forfeit the award. If the selected Candidate has not yet paid the deposit, he or she must (a) inform the Program Coordinator (semba@uvm.edu) of their intent to accept the award within 7 days following the initial notification, and (b) ensure a nonrefundable deposit check in the amount of $500 is received by the Program Coordinator within 14 days of  the initial notification; should these conditions not be met, the selected Candidate forfeits the award, which will then be offered to the next ranked Candidate.

All scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition balances for Modules 1 through 4, contingent upon the successful completion of the summer online preparation course and the recipient’s active enrollment in Modules 1 and 2 by August 25, 2017.

 

For more information about any of these scholarships, please read the full document or contact us at semba@uvm.edu.