Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to get up to $10,000 from SIFE to pay for your Peirce education in Business Administration

If you're a Peirce Business student, we have a great opportunity to apply for scholarships from SIFE USA (Students In Free Enterprise). SIFE is an international non-profit organization. It works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize students to make a difference in their communities, while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

SIFE has 11 scholarships available to recognize the outstanding contributions and leadership skills of SIFE students. To apply, you first have to register to become a SIFE member. You will get a SIFE user name and password that you'll use to access the online scholarship applications.

I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. The deadline is Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. EST. If you need help writing an essay, the Business faculty is here to help you.

Each scholarship has its own set of qualifications and application process. All the details are below. If you have any questions, please contact me at 215-670-9157 or, or Brittany Dennis from SIFE at 800-235-9585 or

The following scholarships can be applied to online:

Jules and Gwen Knapp SIFE Ambassador Scholarship
 - $10,000 scholarship to be used for educational purposes
 - Two additional $2,500 scholarships

Alvin Rohrs Servant Leadership Scholarship
 - $5,000 scholarship

SIFE Student Leader Scholarship in Honor of the SIFE Alumni of the Year
 - Five $1,000 scholarships

The following scholarship must be applied for via mail:

Robert J. Verdisco Retail Scholarship
 - $5,000 scholarship
 - $1,000 project grant to winning SIFE team

To apply, MAIL documents to:
SIFE - Attn: Brittany Dennis
1959 E. Kerr St.
Springfield, MO 65803

Good Luck!