Take Advantage of these Ashford University Scholarships

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Are you interested in pursuing a business degree at the the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University? Are you a San Diego County-based military spouse? If you answered yes to either of these questions, there’s good news — you could be the recipient of one of two scholarships available for the remainder of 2018. Find out about these scholarship opportunities, how you can apply, some application tips, and the deadlines for each. 

Business Scholarships

Each year, the Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology offers two scholarships: the Entrepreneurship Scholarship and the Senior Project Scholarship. Each is for $5,000.00 to use toward future tuition charges at Ashford University. Applications require minimal paperwork and are easy to complete. 

Students, alumni, and prospective Ashford University students can apply for the Entrepreneurship Scholarship several times throughout the year, however the final entry period deadline for 2018 is October 1. 

As part of the process, applicants must present a brief business plan that will be reviewed by a committee of faculty members. The committee will select one recipient based on the most compelling application, an applicant’s current and/or new business, and its potential impact on the economy. The plan must be original and solely owned by the applicant and should not previously not have been distributed publicly or have won any award. It also should not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and should not contain any material that Ashford, in their discretion, deems inappropriate for public viewing. Entries should be proofread before submittal to ensure the ideas are clear and concise. There are some additional official rules to follow, so be sure to read them first before applying.

The deadline is approaching, so get your business ideas flowing, and apply today. The Entrepreneurship Scholarship recipient will be notified with a scholarship award letter within 90 days of the close of the entry period.

The Senior Project Scholarship is awarded each year to up to five recipients who will be selected by a scholarship committee comprised of faculty and Forbes Media leadership. There is one scholarship period that runs from February 1, 2018, through October 1, 2018. The award is $5,000 and is split into two equal awards of $2,500 each. This scholarship may only be applied toward future tuition costs in any master’s degree program offered through the Forbes School of Busines & Technology.

To qualify, applicants must submit their business program’s capstone course final assignment. In addition, students should write a clear and concise letter that details their reason for seeking a master’s degree in business. The essay (including the copyright in the essay) must be original, owned, and created by the applicant, and previously should not have been distributed publicly or have received any award. It also should not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and should not include material that Ashford, in their discretion, deems inappropriate for public viewing. There are additional rules, so it’s important to review them before submitting an entry. 

The deadline for the Senior Project Scholarship is just around the corner, so apply soon.

Heroes Among Us Scholarship

One of two Ashford University San Diego Community Scholarships, the Homefront Heroes scholarship is open to a spouse or surviving spouse of an active-duty member of the U.S. military (including the Coast Guard), a National Guard or reserves member, or a veteran who is a legal resident of the United States of America and San Diego County, at least 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and has a high school diploma or GED. The submission window is September 10 through November 11, 2018.

Applicants must include two original essays. A total of five recipients will be selected by a scholarship committee designated by Ashford University to pursue either an associate or bachelor’s degree. The judges will score each essay based on the essay’s relevance to the topic, its originality, and its overall impression. Only one application entry is allowed per person, and applicants who submit multiple entries will be disqualified. Scholarship recipients will be notified by phone and mail on or about December 1, 2018. 

The scholarship covers all tuition, required books, standard shipping costs for textbooks, and technology services fee costs for the duration of the program. 

Education Funding

Ashford University offers several scholarships to help with financing your education. Find out which one is right for you, mark your calendar, and apply during the entry period. 


Written by Dr. Marvee Marr, MBA, DBA, Program Chair for the Bachelor of Arts in International Business, in the Forbes School of Business & Technology; edited and produced by Erin Ansley, Content Specialist for Bridgepoint Education


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