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Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship Announces Recipients of Emerging Entrepreneurs Scholarships

Business Management faculty and students gather for photo surrounding the scholarship recipients.
Photo by Sumiya Munkhbaatar

The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University–Hawaii is delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of the Emerging Entrepreneurs Scholarships. This two-tiered scholarship program aims to equip all students on campus with the necessary skills to generate economic opportunities in Oceania and the Asian Rim through entrepreneurship, regardless of their chosen majors and minors.

Adon Eccles is a Tier 1 scholarship recipient rewarded with $250 and access to a teaching assistant mentor. Eccles is majoring in business management with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in film. The followings are the Tier 2 scholarship recipients rewarded with $500 each and access to a T.A. mentoring.

  1. Tsolmon Enkhtuya is a business management major focusing on supply chain and marketing.
  2. Jared Stout is a business management major with an emphasis in finance. 
  3. Ralph Klein is a business management major concentrating on finance and economics, with minors in film and political science.
  4. Tabware Manibwebwe is majoring in hospitality and tourism management with a minor in entrepreneurship. 
Student receiving scholarship award paper.
Photo by Sumiya Munkhbaatar

This mentorship component will undoubtedly be a valuable resource, guiding students toward further growth and development throughout their academic journey, each exhibiting notable enthusiasm and dedication to their studies.

These exemplary students have been selected based on their outstanding achievements, potential, and commitment to making a positive impact in their home countries and beyond. Their success as recipients of the Emerging Entrepreneurs Scholarships highlights the commitment of BYU–Hawaii faculty to nurturing entrepreneurial talent and preparing students to create economic opportunities abroad.

The program offers students a unique and invaluable opportunity to acquire and refine entrepreneurial skills they can apply in their respective fields. Throughout the scholarship journey, recipients will have the chance to cultivate essential competencies such as problem identification and solution development within the university's target area. Students are guided in creating comprehensive business plans, testing their proposed models, and ultimately becoming equipped to implement their entrepreneurial ideas upon graduation.

By engaging in this scholarship program, students are enhancing their academic knowledge and gaining hands-on experience in entrepreneurship. The Willes Center is excited to provide practical training and enable students to make meaningful contributions to the economic landscape of Oceania and the Asian Rim. The center builds on the belief that nurturing entrepreneurial skills is essential in empowering individuals to yield positive change and create sustainable growth in their communities.

The Willes Center encourages all students to seize the opportunity to become future recipients of these scholarships in the upcoming Fall 2023 semester. With generous scholarship funding, the center is glad to welcome more qualified individuals ready to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys and create lasting impacts in their respective fields.

For more information on the Emerging Entrepreneurs Scholarships and how to apply, please visit the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship website.