Scholarships

Congrats to Our Scholarship and Award Winners

Your commitment to your ventures, academics, and mentorship support were evident throughout your applications and recommendations. We are honored to present you with these awards.

scholarship winners

Thank you to our generous supporters that made these awards possible! 

 

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.

 

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.