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Business Scholars Program

This program recognizes high-achieving incoming students and offers immediate admission to the College of Business and exclusive opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students* with less than 30 credits.

You must meet two or more of the following criteria and submit a one-page essay explaining why you would like to be a part of the program, as well as indicate your current personal, academic and career goals.

  • ACT Composite score of 27 or higher

  • Rank within the top ten percent of your high school graduating class

  • High School GPA of 3.75 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

*Transfer students also need a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale from their transferring institution.

NOTE: High-achieving students are expected to continue academic excellence. Students who fail to meet college of Business standards may have their admission rescinded.

Business Scholars Program Eligibility Criteria

Program Benefits

  • Recognition as a top incoming COB student.

  • Attend a special reception with the Dean.

  • Exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities with Corporate Sponsors at the College of Business College to Career Night, usually reserved for juniors and seniors.

  • Preferred access for company visits and job shadowing opportunities. 

Business Scholar's Program Graduating Students


If you are interested in this program and would like more information, contact Jessie Pondell at or 920-424-3032.