Exploring Entrepreneurship Summer Program

Summer Scholarship Program in Entrepreneurship


2017 Rising High School Juniors and Seniors in Central Florida: Your business idea could win you a CENTER FOR FREE ENTERPRISE Scholarship worth $750*, $500* or $250* and have a valuable opportunity to showcase your business ideas and entrepreneurship before a Panel of Experts at the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise.

*all taxes are the responsibility of the recipient


  • State of Florida High School Junior or Senior in 2017 in one of the following counties: Hardee; Highlands; Hillsborough; Lake; Manatee; Okeechobee; Orange; Osceola; Pasco; Polk; Sumter
  • Complete Application Form
  • Submit your business proposal via email to cfe@flsouthern.edu
  • Deadline for submission: June 30, 2017
  • Finalists will be invited to make a 15-20 minute presentation at Florida Southern College

Business Proposal

Your business proposal should be approximately 5000 words (2-4 pages) in length. You should state your idea and give details of how you would bring it to market. You also need to give an idea of its likely profitability and other benefits flowing from the idea.


Finalists will be notified by the CENTER FOR FREE ENTERPRISE Program Coordinator, who will set up travel arrangements for you to come to Florida Southern College for your presentation. The finalists will present their ideas before the Panel and gain valuable one-on-one feedback.

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Karen Persun
Center for Free Enterprise Program Coordinator