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Welcome to the 2017 Alley Scholars Summit!

Overview:

The Alley Scholars Programs aims to develop today’s best and brightest minority students into tomorrow’s business and engineering leaders. Our flagship summit program brings together select students from colleges and universities across the country and professionals across the nation to participate in leadership development workshops and networking activities at Southern Methodist University. In addition, select scholars have the opportunity to hone their entrepreneurial mindset by developing and presenting a business plan to venture capitalist, gaining key experience as a social entrepreneur. As a scholar you will have the opportunity enhance your leadership and networking skills, through hands-on activities promoting teamwork, personal branding, the client experience, and networking.

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2017 Alley Scholars Summit Information:

The Alley Scholars Summit aims to develop today’s best and brightest minority students into tomorrow’s business and engineering leaders.

Build your leadership skills

Leadership and Network enhancement

This day summit brings together select students from colleges and universities across the country and professionals across the nation to participate in leadership development workshops and networking activities at Southern Methodist University. You’ll enhance your leadership and networking skills, through hands-on activities promoting teamwork, personal branding, the client experience, and networking.

  • Date: March 4, 2017
  • Location: Southern Methodist University—Collins Center (Dallas, TX)
  • Accomodations: Meals, lodging, and local transportation will be covered
    • Elgibiltiy
      • Strong Academic Credentials
      • Keen interest in business, professional services and engineering
      • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills
    • How to Apply
      • Student Registration Application*:
        • The Alley Scholars selects determined, high-quality students from universities across the nation.
        • If you’re a student interested in applying, please complete the online application below: https://form.jotform.com/alleyscholars/2017-alley-scholars-event-registrat
          • *Please note if your University is covering your $25 student registration fee, please provide your University sponsor’s name and select the “Sponsored Student Registration Fee” option when completing the application. In addition, be sure to have your University sponsor complete the University Registration Application below.
        • University Registration Application:
          • If you are one of our participating Universities attending the summit, or want your students included in this great opportunity, please complete the online application below: https://form.jotform.com/62584995956176
        • Additional Documents

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Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge

The Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge Business Plan Competition, a program within the Alley Scholars Summit, is designed to provide collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to develop their business plan and network and with successful entrepreneurs and business professionals. This event recognizes aspiring students who demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the process required in developing and implementing a new business venture.

  • Date: March 4, 2017
  • Location: Southern Methodist University—Collins Center (Dallas, TX)
  • Prizes
    • Over $30,000+ has been awarded to young entrepreneurs in prizes!
    • 2017 Shark Tank Challenge Prizes:
      • Grand Prize—$4,000
      • Second Place—$2,000
      • Third Place—$1,250
      • Fourth Place—$750
    • Previous winner:
      • Campus Culture (University of Arkansas at Fayetteville)
    • Eligibility
      • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college are eligible
      • A business plan with a social conscience focus
    • Student and Advisor Registration Form:
      • If you’re a student interested in applying and would like to sign your team up, please complete the online application below: https://form.jotform.com/62765387006158
      • Note: Must first complete Student Registration application form (found in Alley Scholars Summit section)
    • Application Timeline:
      • Competition Registration Form—January 9, 2017
      • Written Business Plan Due—February 6, 2017
      • Shark Tank Challenge Competition Presentation—March 4, 2017
    • Additional Documents: