Apply for TWO LaunchNET Student Scholarships

Thanks to generous supporters, two LaunchNET student entrepreneurs can get $1000 scholarships and nominate a staff/faculty mentor for a prize! 


Any Kent State student, from any major, class standing or campus may apply if they meet the engagement and GPA requirements (2.5+). To be eligible, students will have been engaged with LaunchNET through multiple stages by participating in multiple venture meetings, events, competitions and/or additional mentoring. A committee of internal and external LaunchNET constituents will choose the recipient for the next academic year. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 3, 2022.


Scholarship Application


Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship

This $1,000 student scholarship will also recognize an outstanding, motivated graduate or undergraduate Kent State student who is a regular client of LaunchNET. The award recipient should display an entrepreneurial mindset and be actively working on a venture, social enterprise, student organization or other related activity.

Paul L. Pfeiffer was the grandfather of current LaunchNET advisory board member Brent Pfeiffer, who has been instrumental in helping establish this scholarship for LaunchNET student clients (as well as a faculty mentor, see below). Paul was a long-time business faculty member at Kent State who knew the importance of mentoring and working with student entrepreneurs outside the classroom. LaunchNET is thrilled to be able to honor our student entrepreneur and faculty partners with these awards. 

Marty Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship

The $1,000 student scholarship will recognize an outstanding, motivated graduate or undergraduate Kent State student who is a regular client of LaunchNET. This scholarship is for a student entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur that shows passion and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship but also the foresight to utilize mentoring and resources to support their entrepreneurial journey. The student does not need to specifically have a launched venture.

LaunchNET Kent State’s 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign successfully funded the new Marty Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship. In honor of Marty Erbaugh, our friend and one of LaunchNET's first advisory board members, we are excited to create a scholarship in his name. Marty was a trusted mentor and friend to LaunchNET staff and clients. Marty was also LaunchNET's mentor of the year for 2017-2018.

Scholarship Application

Students may apply for both scholarships if requirements are met.


Clients can also nominate a Kent State faculty member who will be recognized with a $1,000 Faculty Mentor Award for working with and supporting student innovators and entrepreneurs beyond the classroom.