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In recognition of that process and to encourage the next generation of curious, persistent and passionate entrepreneurs, we are proud to introduce our Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program.

The program is designed to give deserving students a leg up in their academic endeavors. In turn, we hope their educational experience will help them mold an entrepreneurial mindset that helps them conceive or support firms that create innovative products, processes and solutions.

Recent News: Three Students Receive 2014 Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships.
Read the press release here.

TYES Announcement

We will award three, non-renewable scholarships annually.

  • First Place:
  • Second Place:
  • Third Place:
  • $3,000
  • $2,000
  • $1,000

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Kansas or Missouri who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor's degree, or;
  • Are a non-resident of either state who is enrolled or plans to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year bachelor's program at a Kansas or Missouri accredited university or college, and;
  • Have a minimum 3.3 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) and a minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1680.


Applicants will be judged on demonstrated entrepreneurial success/accomplishments, academic record, extracurricular activity and anticipated future potential.


Visit this page soon for an update on the timing of our 2015 application process


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