Northwest Oklahoma Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Scholars Program

This program is open to high‐achieving rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with a “B” average or higher. Ten select students from the Northwest Oklahoma region will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NWOSU in Woodward, along with a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance plus materials. Required application materials include: (1) 2019 Application; (2) Transcript; (3) Personal Statement; and (4) Letter of Recommendation (from guidance counselor or teacher). Application Deadline: April 15th.

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One Letter of Recommendation (guidance counselor or teacher)

Personal Statement

The program includes lectures, corporate visits, business plan development and a case competition with the goal of preparing the next generation of business leaders. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the business case presented by teams of students and a prize will be awarded to the winning team. The academy includes:

1. Facilities and Meals Students will participate in a fully immersed collegiate experience on the campus of NWOSU in Woodward including lunch each day.
2. Lectures taught by NWOSU professors and local business leaders. Topics include introductory business courses in accounting, marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.
3. Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to a range of businesses and industries, as well as the application of business principles in the real world as they interact with local corporate executives during on‐site visits.
4. Business plan development and team competition to allow participants to demonstrate their learning by developing and presenting a business plan to a panel of local executives.

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

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