Forbes School of Business Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Forbes School of Business Scholarship for Entrepreneurs

The Forbes School of Business at Ashford University is proud to offer $5,000 scholarships to students who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit. Ashford University is committed to supporting the creation of new ideas that increase economic activity and advance society through business solutions. A committee comprised of Forbes School of Business faculty members will evaluate each submission and determine the winners. The scholarship award will be applied to future tuition charges in the student’s Forbes School of Business degree program.

The Entrepreneurship Scholarship opportunity is open to prospective students, students currently enrolled in an Ashford University degree program, returning students, and alumni of Ashford University degree programs.

The committee will select recipients based on the most compelling application, the applicant’s current business and/or new business idea, and its potential impact on the economy.

Please see the table below for application deadlines for 2016.

Please note that in order to be eligible, a current business plan and/or new business idea must be submitted along with the form. Applicants may re-submit their business plan for each scholarship award period.

Scholarship Timelines 2016

Submission Dates Notification Date
1. January 1-February 29, 2016 April 30, 2016
2. March 1- April 30, 2016 June 30, 2016
3. May 1- June 30, 2016 August 31, 2016
4. July 1- August 31, 2016 October 31, 2016
5. September 1-October 31, 2016 December 31. 2016


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NOTE: Prospective students must meet Ashford University admission requirements as articulated in the Academic Catalog.

Supporting Documentation

If you started and currently operate a business, please attach the following documents for a complete application:

  1. A written plan containing:
    • Introduction
    • Description of business
    • Your current role in the business
    • Market share
    • Growth
    • Current and future impact on the economy
  2. Is this a current business? Yes/No
  3. A copy of your business license.

If you are submitting a new business idea, please attach the following document for a complete application:

  1. A written plan containing:
    • Introduction
    • The opportunity
    • The idea
    • The team
    • The critical success factors
    • Potential impact on the economy

Note: Please review the accepted file formats: .PDF, Word (.DOC or .DOCX), TIFF or .TIF, .JPG OR .JPEG. (Max. file size is 100 MB)

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