LearnU & Stukent Young Entrepreneur of the Year Scholarship

LearnU partners with Stukent to offer an annual scholarship to young Screenshot 2014-09-08 20.19.55entrepreneurs. Applications for this scholarship are open from March 1 – December 31st every year, and the scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the Spring semester.

We believe strongly in carving your own path. The founders of both LearnU and Stukent are passionate entrepreneurs and think it’s vitally important to incentivize young folks to pursue their own big ideas, even if they’re small businesses — and even while they’re still in school!

But starting a business isn’t easy, especially if you’re a student. The aim of this scholarship is to make it easier for a few promising students to get their businesses off the ground.

Additionally, we know better than anyone that entrepreneurial success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes mentorship. So, in addition to a monetary award, we also provide consulting with experienced entrepreneurs who can provide practical, actionable advice.


  • $1,000 awarded in the Spring semester
  • 5 hours of consulting with PC Carrell, president and co-founder of LearnU
  • 1 hour of consulting with Stu Draper, CEO and co-founder of Stukent
  • 1 hour of consulting with Trevor Erikson, VP of marketing at Stukent


  • Must be enrolled in either a 2-year, 4-year or graduate degree program or enrolling in the upcoming semester
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must have an idea for a business!


  • Submit your application in either a single 2-page Word document or a single 2-page PDF, including a cover page and business plan (see below)
  • Your cover page (p.1 of your application) should include the following:
    • Name
    • School
    • Email
    • Year
    • Major (if applicable)
    • GPA
    • 500 word essay on why you’d like to start your own small business
  • Your business plan (p.2 of your application) should include the following:
    • The general idea
    • How you will use the Internet to grow you business
    • Planned revenue stream (how you’ll make money)
    • Planned customer acquisition (how you’ll get your first customers)
    • Budget (how you’ll use any investment, including this scholarship, and what it’ll be spent on)
  • This scholarship is intended to help students launch an internet-driven business. As such, business models should include a heavy online element (if not 100% online)


This scholarship is currently closed.

Our Partner





Our partner, Stukent, provides educational materials on internet marketing to universities. If you’d like to learn more about them, or if you’d like to see an internet marketing course in your university, you can find information here.