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Earn Awards & Scholarships


Student of the Year Recipients

2018 Graduate Student of the Year,
Joseph Kappen (pictured left)

  • MBA & MS Marketing ‘18
  • Inventor of the Protégé education platform
  • 3rd Place Graduate Team Winner at IQ-E Pitch Competition
  • Studied international business in China
  • Accepted full-time position at 84.51°


2018 Undergraduate Student of the Year,
Molly Hinken (pictured right)

  • BBA, Entrepreneurship and Accounting ‘17
  • Studied global business in South America
  • Small Business Institute (SBI) program consultant 
  • Original member of the innovative Technology Commercialization class 
  • Accepted full time position with EY consulting

California Scents Scholarship

Paige Bausch Headshot

2017 California Scents Recipient,
Paige Bausch
Click here to see past recipients

Awards are announced in fall semester each year.

For questions, contact Dr. Tom Dalziel,
Executive Director, CEC.


Since 2004, this annual scholarship has been made possible due to the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Doppes, co-founders of California Scents. Mr. Doppes, a 1970 UC graduate, established the scholarship fund to encourage the study of entrepreneurial business, and to recognize and support the academic achievements of students with a concentration in this field. 


All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an entrepreneurship major, entrepreneurship minor, a certificate in family business, or a UC Forward Certificate are eligible to apply.

Award Criteria

Academic performance in innovation and entrepreneurship-related coursework as well as service to UC’s entrepreneurship-oriented departments, centers, programs, student organizations, and events will all be considered when evaluating candidates.


Applications can be submitted at any time up until the end of August each year. To apply for this scholarship, students should email their resume and a brief cover letter here.


Albert W. Goering Memorial Scholarship

’17-18 Albert W. Goering Memorial
Scholarship Recipients

Noah Beiting
Rebekah Durham
Nicole Eggert
Adam Paulson
Dylan Shoup
Samuel Steiden
Click here to see past recipients



The Albert W. Goering Memorial Scholarship is provided on behalf of the sons of Albert W. Goering- John B. Goering and his brothers.  Scholarship applicants must be in good standing in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.  Preference is given to  Entrepreneurship/Family Business students and those within the Kolodzik Business Scholars Program.


Student Fellows

Spencer Keith
2016 Chicago Ventures Student Fellow,
Spencer Keith

For questions contact Lindsay Knight,
Marketing Associate, Chicago Ventures.


Chicago Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology-enabled business in Chicago and the central region of the country. Each fall, they recruit a cohort of the most entrepreneurial, curious and bright students from schools throughout the Midwest to act as Student Fellows.

  • Student Fellows act as boots on the ground in early startup ecosystems -- from Omaha to Cincinnati to Iowa City -- sharing the inside scoop, providing perspective on industries the fund wants to learn more about, and scouting startups.
  • Students get a first-hand view into how a venture firm operates, access to the team and portfolio companies, and a network of their fellow Fellows that they can tap into for the rest of their professional lives.
  • Each year's students have been deeply involved in entrepreneurial efforts on campus and in their cities, whether it’s running their campus incubator space, student venture funds, or student-run entrepreneurship groups.