University of Portland Bulletin 2012-2013

Entrepreneur Scholars (E-Scholars) Program

Robin D. Anderson, Ed.D., Franz Chair in Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneur scholars (E-Scholars) program is a comprehensive entrepreneurial development program incorporating classroom activity and applied experience. It is limited to 25 students, and students from any discipline may be admitted to the program. Students apply in their sophomore year for participation in their junior year. E-Scholars program classes are: Creating a World-Class Venture (BUS 480); Entrepreneur Apprenticeship (BUS 481); and Global Entrepreneurship (BUS 482). This innovative program is made possible through individual and corporate named sponsorships of $5,000; each E-Scholar pays $4,000 for this unique combination of classroom work, interaction with world class entrepreneurs and enterprises, and international travel. Past experiences have taken place in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Vietnam, and Ukraine, among other countries. In 2003, the E-Scholars Program received a $100,000 grant to replicate the program nationally.

For more information about the program, contact the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798. Telephone (503) 943-7769.