Student Awards

Student Awards

Best New Venture Business Plan

Cash awards are given for the Best Graduate and Undergraduate Business Plans through the generous support of our Advisory Board.
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Global Challenge Pitch Competition 

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Sr. Martin Byrne Memorial Award, Best Presentation 

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The Conrad Hilton Best Social Entrepreneurship New Venture Plan

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Diamond in the Rough

Through a wonderful grant from the Coleman Foundation (Fannie May Candies), this award helps identify, encourage, support, mentor, hone, polish and develop young entrepreneurs in their early years so that they fulfill their potential and destiny, and become the outstanding young undergraduate collegiate entrepreneurs.
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Drollinger Family Entrepreneurial Award

Presented by the Howard Drollinger Family Foundation, by Karen Dial and Jim Drollinger. This scholarship is presented to students that faculty in the Entrepreneurship Program feel are outstanding in achievement and future promise as entrepreneurs.
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Entrepreneurial Dream Box

As a motivation to our best students, we present them with our coveted Entrepreneur's Dream Box. This honors their past achievements, and motivates them to fill the box with mementos of future achievements. We also present this box to outstanding entrepreneurs, educators and leaders who are supporters of entrepreneurship education worldwide.
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Entrepreneurial Student of the Year

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Hilton Cup Business Plan Competition 

The top five winners of the New Idea + Elevator Presentation Competition are automatically eligible to compete in the Hilton Cup Business Plan Competition with cash prizes of up to $5,000.
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John Keenan Entrepreneurial Scholars

John Keenan, CLU, is the founder and chairman of Keenan & Associates, one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in America and the largest in California, with $130,000,000 in revenues. He has over 700 employees in 10 offices, specializing in insurance services for schools, municipalities and hospitals. The firm is an ESOP, with 45% of the ownership held by his employees. He entered the insurance industry after serving in the Korean War. He is a leader in encouraging and enabling minorities to enter the insurance industry. Mr. Keenan graduated from LMU in 1952.
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LMU New Idea + Elevator Presentation Competition

Have you ever hit yourself over the head and said, "I thought of that idea a long time ago," when a new idea hit the market and was a big success? These are students who brought their ideas to life.
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Ricci Family Entrepreneurial Scholars

Michael and Sheila Ricci have endowed a scholarship fund for highly-qualified, needy undergraduate or graduate students with an entrepreneurial emphasis. The scholarships are set up to help as many students as possible with the potential of covering up to full tuition.
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Student Entrepreneurial Heroes

LMU entrepreneurial students are required to create a business plan for a new venture. The best of these plans are entered into national competitions. Our students have been very successful in these competitions, often getting into the national finals on a competitive basis, and earning a number of top level national awards.
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Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Top Academic Student of the Year

Celebrates the top academic students in entrepreneurship.
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