You Are The Future Food Grads!

It is really hard (understatement) to start your own business.  The benefits are amazing once you reach certain goals, but the climb can be tumultuous to say the least and there are always more goals to reach!

This is why you need to ask for help and accept help on your food journey.

A Scholarship for Dreamers & Builders

After a great phone call with Abe Cohn, I had to share this exciting opportunity with you.  Abe and his team of lawyers help food & beverage startups.  From intellectual property to labelling.

Any business that’s involved in food production must comply with food laws. Food producers, distributors and retailers rely on food lawyers to help them with the many bodies of law that might apply to their work.  More on that in a later post (but what an amazing career path!)

What Would You Do With $1000?

Cohn Legal Group would like to award a $1,000 scholarship to a student starting a food business for the best-submitted essay (determined by their judges).

Now that’s some amazing help I’d say!

The scholarship award will be awarded in cheque format, made payable directly to the university or college where the winner attends or will attend, or directly to the winner.

Essay – Part 1:

Every great entrepreneur is driven by the same intense desire to succeed and win. What motivated you to start your journey as an entrepreneur and what stokes the fire in your belly to make it a success? Discuss what being an entrepreneur means to you.

Essay – Part 2:

Tell us about yourself. Now tell us about your new startup – the who, what, when, and where of the business model and how you plan on making it a success.

How far along is your business? How much money have you personally invested? How much money have you raised?  Have you taken a loan? Of how much?

Finally, they would like you to discuss how you plan on using the scholarship money if you win and would like you to keep your essay under 1,500 words.

Go for it and good luck food peeps!


Eligibility Requirements

Any current College/University/Grad School student enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year or graduate program during the 2019-2020 school year is eligible. The student must be enrolled, and be able to provide proof of such, at an accredited university or college. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Deadline

The Entrepreneur Circle Scholarship will begin accepting applications on May 1st, 2019. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2019. The winner will be announced on November 31, 2019, and will receive a one-time award of $1,000.
How to Apply
Send your essay in Word or .pdf format along with proof of enrolment and Unofficial transcript to connect@cohnlg.com
Terms and Conditions

By submitting an entry to the 2019 Entrepreneur Circle Scholarship, you transfer all rights and ownership of submitted content to Cohn Legal Group, regardless of whether your entry is selected as a winner. Cohn Legal Group reserves the right to publish submitted work at the conclusion of the entry period in any manner Cohn Legal Group deems appropriate.

No fee necessary for entry or winning.

Selection of winning submission is entirely at the discretion of Cohn Legal Group. Cohn Legal Group will contact the winner via the email address used for submission. The winner will be confirmed ONLY after providing proof of enrollment in the form of a copy of a tuition bill, a picture of a current student ID, official or unofficial transcripts, or letter of proof from the accredited College/University/Graduate School at which the winner is enrolled. Upon confirmation of enrollment, the winner will be publicly announced on Cohnlg.com, and Cohn Legal Group will mail a check to the College/University/Graduate School or student on behalf of the winner. In the event a winner cannot prove enrollment at a College/University/Graduate School,  a secondary winner will be chosen.

Send your essay in Word or .PDF format along with proof of enrolment and Unofficial Transcript to connect@cohnlg.com.


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