The Bard Center is committed to helping students achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Accordingly, students are encouraged to apply for scholarship support to help them pursue their business dreams. More than $200,000 is available for students enrolled in one or more Bard Center course.
- Open to both domestic and international graduate business students.
- Must be enrolled in at least one ENTP course in the semester for which you are applying
- Domestic students must complete FAFSA prior to applying for this scholarship. International students must complete a “Budget Sheet”, which is available through the scholarship application portal.
Special Essay: Limit to 500 words or fewer:
Why do you think entrepreneurship is important and what role do you hope for it to play in your future? Be sure to indicate if you have involvement in civic or social nonprofit organization, plan to earn a Certificate or Specialization in Entrepreneurial Studies or are in pursuit of excellence in business, business ownership, novel idea development or tech transfer.
Amount Awarded: $500 to $1,000 per ENTP course enrolled in the term in which applied.
Duration of the Award: one semester. Recipients may reapply in subsequent terms for reconsideration.
Open for Application: Fall and Spring terms.
Listing: All of the scholarships listed below are included in the BUS-Excel America Entrepreneur scholarship title listed in UCDAccess.
Be sure to complete all components of the application including the special essay and FAFSA/Budget Sheet requirement. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The following five scholarship funds are offered:
Coulter Foundation Award
Based on demonstrated financial need and involvement in civic or social nonprofit organizations.
Dean's Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship
Demonstrated financial need and pursuit of excellence in business, business ownership, novel idea development, or tech transfer.
Awarded to outstanding business students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
Awarded to students in a Bard Center program who qualify for financial aid.
Harry Trueblood Scholarship
Awarded to students who plan to earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies.