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University Scholarship an Investment in Local Community

Published: January 09, 2017 | Categories: Business, All News

"...University will continue to provide highly motivated business leaders, and pioneering entrepreneurs to our community..."

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Western New England University announced a new Business Impact Scholarship to support the recent surge of economic development in the Greater Springfield area. The scholarship is available immediately to Massachusetts residents from Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester Counties, who will enroll in the University’s College of Business starting in the fall of 2017.

“For nearly a century, the College of Business at Western New England has educated and prepared local residents to become successful business leaders, and our alumni lead many Springfield area businesses and nonprofit organizations,” explained Dr. Robert Kleine, dean of the College of Business. “This scholarship is an investment in preparing the next generation to provide leadership in the local economy.” 

The Business Impact Scholarship will be awarded automatically beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, to the eligible students who enroll in the AACSB-accredited College of Business at Western New England University. The $2,000 award will be in addition to an incoming student’s academic merit scholarship, which will range up to $20,000 per year. The Business Impact Scholarship and the Academic Merit scholarship are renewable for all years of full-time undergraduate study in the University’s College of Business, to students in good academic standing.

“I have already received positive feedback from members of the local community regarding this important scholarship opportunity,” remarked Vice President for Enrollment Management Bryan Gross. “There is good reason to be optimistic about all the recent business development in our region, and I know that Western New England University will continue to provide highly motivated business leaders, and pioneering entrepreneurs to our community in the years to come.”

Western New England University’s College of Business offers exceptional opportunities to students including, a student-managed investment fund, SAP certification, a new Business Analytics Center, the Center for International Sport Business, a Business Global Scholars program, and the Springfield Leadership Institute.

Western New England University is still accepting application for the Fall 2017 academic year. For more information about the Business Impact Scholarship or the College of Business program visit the Admissions website at: