Scholarship Details

Thomas J. Hall Scholarship for Continuing Education Studies
at the Small Business Center

Purpose: To support the development of new and existing entrepreneurs who will contribute to business and economic development in Mecklenburg County.

Number of awards available:
15
Award Amount: $ 200
Application Status: Open and accepting applications for funds to be applied to any Small Business Center, SBX, offering held during the Fall 2017 Spring 2018 semester.
Application Deadline: Currently accepting applications. First review submission deadline September 13, 2017.  Second  review deadline December 1, 2017.

Scholarship Details:
Scholarship award is specifically for individuals pursuing continuing education in Entrepreneurial studies at Central Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center. The fifteen scholarships to be awarded must be used during the fall 2017 and/or spring 2018 semester and must be fully expended by May 31, 2018. Funds can only be applied to courses with an SBX prefix offered by the Small Business Center (SBX).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Individuals with a strong desire to own and operate their own business
  • Resident of Mecklenburg County
  • Prior attendance of  a small business seminar and/or a one-on-one business counseling session
  • Completion of Scholarship Application including all applicable signatures and written statement responding to one of the following questions:
    • What drives you to be an entrepreneur, and what business venture do you aspire to launch?  How will this impact the local community?
    • Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart and will lead to your success as an entrepreneur.

    Scholarship applications must be received by September 13,2017 (for fall 2017 classes) or December 1, 2017 (for spring 2018 classes) to be eligible. Awarded funds applicable to fall 2017 and/or spring 2018 SBX course offering(s).