Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program (ESIP)
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Meet the UMSL 2016-2017 ESIP Recipients
About Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program (ESIP)
Entrepreneurial Scholars & Interns Program (ESIP) is an application based programs that gives UM System students the opportunity to gain entrepreneurial knowledge and experience through entrepreneurship courses, start-up experience, mentorship and more. The program introduces students from different degree programs on each of the four UM System campuses to entrepreneurial principles and practices and creates a network of connections centered on entrepreneurship.
Winners of this contest will receive 3 to 4 approved entrepreneurial-related courses and engage in a 10-week, paid summer internship. The University recognizes the extra effort students will need to invest to take entrepreneurship courses and enhance their educational preparation to become entrepreneurs therefore, the UM System will underwrite the cost of the extra tuition for students who are accepted into this program. In addition to a strong academic foundation in entrepreneurship this exclusive program also provides the students an opportunity to learn from a mentor or work within a startup company.
What are the benefits of the program?
Tuition paid for 3 to 4 entrepreneurial courses
$4,000 for a 10 week summer internship to work on a startup
company or with an entrepreneur in a new venture company
Access to university incubators, other approved facilities
around the state, and mentors
Networking opportunities with established entrepreneur
Certificate of completion
This could be YOU! Meet the 2017 - 2018 UMSL ESIP Scholars
UMSL Student (Bio)
Who is Eligible?
UM System students
Pursuing a major in any undergraduate degree program