Hillman Entrepreneurs Program

Criteria for the Hillman Entrepreneurs

The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program attracts students with entrepreneurial potential.  Students who have an entrepreneurial mindset and who have already demonstrated real-life business experiences or who have ideas that show promise for future entrepreneurial endeavors are encouraged to join this unique program. In addition, intrapreneurs who show promise of becoming future leaders within existing organizations are a strong fit for this program. The goal of the program is to graduate ethical leaders who will become successful in the communities they came from, who will energize those communities and have positive economic impact on the local economy.

Characteristics that describe these talented Hillman students include determination, motivation, creativity, persistence and the potential for ethical leadership. The students demonstrate characteristics that can lead to entrepreneurial success in their daily lives and show a potential for both academic and entrepreneurial success.

These students also demonstrate adherence to the program values that encourage ethics in their business dealings and every element of their lives as well as the understanding of the importance of giving back to the communities that have made them successful through community service, and to this program and its future students.

Program Requirements

  • Entrepreneurial mindset

  • Potential for academic Success

  • Pursuit of a transferable degree

  • Continued progress toward a two-year degree and graduation with a four-year bachelor’s degree

  • Completion of the FAFSA financial aid application in order to receive scholarship funding.

  • Continuous enrollment in the Hillman Classes in entrepreneurship and leadership



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