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News Release
 
02/10/10

Peru State to Offer Scholarships to Graduate Students in Online Organizational Management Graduate Program

Application Deadline is Tuesday, June 15

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) today announced that the PSC Foundation will offer half-tuition Selective Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) Scholarships for two students who enroll in the college’s online graduate program in Organizational Management this fall.

The degree, with its concentration in Entrepreneurial and Economic Development, is designed to prepare students to be effective change agents in order to create more entrepreneurial corporate cultures, start their own businesses and/or facilitate growth in their communities. The program is available entirely online and can be completed in two to three years. 

PSC President Dr. Dan Hanson said, “Peru State College understands the need to support the development of leaders, particularly in our rural communities. We also recognize that any time there is an opportunity to spur economic growth in this state we must take it. The SEED Scholarship Program is our contribution to a larger effort to revitalize the state’s economic landscape.”

The PSC Foundation has provided the following guidelines for students interested in the SEED Scholarship Program. The scholarship will fund up to 18 hours of graduate online tuition (a value of nearly $3,600) for two individuals who have demonstrated leadership skills and a record of success in one of the following areas (listed in order of priority for evaluation by the scholarship committee):

  • Successful individual entrepreneurial activity with a vision for further ventures of consequence to a community in Nebraska. Both for-profit and not-for-profit ventures will be considered.
  • Working to develop a Nebraska community’s or the region’s commercial capacity as a political official or a formal or informal economic development official.
  • Serving as change agent in a corporate or non-profit organization to increase the organization’s capacity to employ or serve Nebraskans.

The SEED Scholarship Program Committee will also review scholarship requests from individuals who want to share what they have learned by teaching in community colleges’ entrepreneurship and growing business programs.

In order to be considered for the scholarship program, applicants must submit a letter to the Dean of Graduate Programs detailing relevant experiences and communicating their interest. Applicants are also encouraged to provide resumes and references from current or former community leaders or officials. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2010. Students must remain continuously enrolled to retain the scholarship.  

For more information regarding the MSOM degree and the SEED Scholarship, visit www.peru.edu/graduate/  or contact Linda Staples at 800-742-4412 option 4, lstaples@peru.edu or gradprograms@peru.edu.