Entrepreneurial Scholarships: A Sure Return On Investment

The college awards nearly $12,000 annually in entrepreneurial scholarships funded by private donors. The family of Leonard Hermanson (’25 dairy science) recently set up a scholarship program to support the top three student teams in the Entrepreneurship in Agriculture course. One of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative’s prestigious scholarships honors emeritus professor Robert Jolly who was the first director of the initiative (see story page nine). Ryan Pellett (’91 agricultural business) and his wife Susan endowed a scholarship for students with an aptitude and involvement in entrepreneurship. Carly Cummings, a junior in agricultural business minoring in international agriculture and entrepreneurial studies, received the most recent Pellet Family Scholarship.