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Nexford

Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Build the skills and mindset to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Apply for a scholarship to earn your BBA or MBA online.

Kickstart your ideas

30% towards your tuition

We're making education extra affordable so you can use your money for what matters: fueling your startup.

100 scholarships

We have 100 chances for you to receive a BBA or MBA scholarship. Applications are now closed.

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$200k startup funding

Scholarship graduates will have the chance to pitch for $10,000 in startup funding. Every year, we will award this to five graduates.

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Entrepreneurship. The freedom to hire yourself

Why does the world need more entrepreneurs? Because entrepreneurs don’t let anything stop them. They do whatever it takes to get things done, regardless of physical location, experience or even funding.

Our Entrepreneurship Scholarship is designed to empower your entrepreneurial spirit, wherever you are. Throughout your learning journey, you'll learn everything you need to start your business from finance to marketing to HR. We’ll equip you with the skills to create, grow and manage a profitable startup. Startups create jobs, spur creativity, drive innovation and fix problems. Some even go on to change the world!

Apply for our online Entrepreneurship Scholarship today, and learn on your terms.

Questions about scholarships?

$200k in startup funding for your future business

Scholarship graduates will have the chance to pitch for $10,000 funding. Every year, for four years, we will fund the five most promising startup ideas. Only graduates of the Nexford Entrepreneurship Scholarship program will be eligible to apply.

Beyond startup funding you’ll also get professional support from mentors and industry leaders.

Details on how to pitch for funding and our selection criteria will be published in Q1 2020. Meanwhile, apply for the scholarship program to start building your skills. There are only 100 scholarships available to entrepreneurs from all across the world.

How to apply

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Want to study a BBA or an MBA online
  • Meet Nexford's degree program admissions criteria
  • For MBA scholarship, you must not have a prior MBA
  • For BBA scholarship, you must not have a prior BBA.

Apply to the Nexford Entrepreneurship Scholarship

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Choose your degree program
  • Apply to the degree program
  • Answer three questions:

    1. What motivates you in life? Help us understand what you want to accomplish.
    2. How would this scholarship help you build your startup?
    3. What's your startup idea?

FAQs

What is the $10,000 investment?

Do you have a world-shaping idea? Pitch it to us! At the end of your degree, you'll have the chance to pitch your idea and be in the running for one of five $10,000 investments. Pitch your idea live, in front of a panel of judges, either online or in person.

To be eligible, you'll need to be an MBA or BBA learner on an Entreprenurial Scholarship. We're looking for innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers. Do you have what it takes?

How many $10,000 investments are there? How will the investments be decided?

If you're an exceptional learner on an Entrepreneurial Scholarship, you could be on track for a $10,000 investment and mentorship package at the end of your degree. After you graduate, you'll have 60 days to pitch your most compelling idea to us. We'll award the best five pitches a $10,000 investment and mentorship package.

Pitches will take place in front of a live panel of judges, either online or in person. We'll judge your pitch based on your innovation, creativity, and potential impact on the world. We'll also evaluate how strong and financially viable your idea is.

If I'm successful, how do I receive the scholarship discount?

If you receive a scholarship, we'll send you a discount code. Enter this code when you enroll. Make sure you use the code within 30 days – otherwise it will expire.

I’m a current learner, can I apply?

You must be a new learner to apply for this scholarship. If you're a current learner, we have many more opportunities planned: stay tuned!

What if I get behind on my work? Will the scholarship be taken away?

Nexford scholarships are designed for people with big ambitions. That's why we expect you to maintain a 2.5 GPA in the BBA and a 3.0 in the MBA.

We'll help you stay on track with support, coaching and mentoring throughout your degree.

Do I need to do anything else if I receive the scholarship?

Yes! You'll still need to enroll. Follow the steps in your email to accept your offer and enroll in your degree.

How do you choose who gets a scholarship?

We look at your answers on your scholarship application to discover what you have achieved in your life so far, and what you intend to do with the rest of it. We want to know that you’ll use your Entrepreneurial Scholarship to change the world in your own way.

Our Scholarship Committee meets twice a week to decide who will receive a scholarship.

What is a BBA? What is an MBA?

We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees: an MBA and a BBA.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate management degree for experienced professionals. Apply big-picture themes shaping global business, and specialize in five hot-topic areas.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a foundational business degree. Learn essential skills for the world of work, and graduate with a specialized degree. The BBA is perfect if you're an early career professional, or if you're shifting into a new career in business.