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UNH College of Business Offers Students Chance to Win Full Scholarship by Creating an Online Business Plan

Release Date:
1/4/2013 9:00 AM

January 3, 2013

Business, features

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – For the second year in a row, the University of New Haven’s College of Business is challenging prospective college students to create an online business plan for a chance to earn a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the university worth more than $120,000.

The UNH Scholarship Challenge requires prospective students – who must be accepted to the College of Business as a freshman for fall 2013 – to design a Facebook page for a business idea they have developed and submit a three-page business plan.  As part of the project, they will have to define what the business is, what it does, why it is unique, why it is needed, who the competition might be and how it will be positioned to achieve and sustain long-term success. Up to four entrants will each earn a four-year tuition scholarship, and 20 second-place winners will be awarded iPads.

“We’re looking to discover and nurture students who have the potential to become future leaders in the business world, as many UNH College of Business alumni already have done,” said Dean Elizabeth Davis.  “The Scholarship Challenge competition seeks students who have a passion for entrepreneurship, which the college emphasizes.”

To enter, prospective students must first visit the Scholarship Challenge Facebook page at  A brief overview of the contest can be found along with full contest rules, as well as the process for submitting an application.

The scholarships will cover tuition for four years provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. Submissions will be accepted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2013.  Entries will not be considered unless the applicant already has been admitted to UNH. Winners will be announced on March 26. 

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.