Accepting Applications for the 2018 Tortoise
Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships. Apply now.

Application deadline: March 1, 2018.
Winners will be announced on or around July 1st, 2018.

At Tortoise, we are proud of our entrepreneurial culture and want to help support tomorrow's entrepreneurs in their endeavors. The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship seeks to award students who have typically started their own business or have drafted a detailed business plan.

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We will award three, non-renewable scholarships annually.

  • First Place:
  • Second Place:
  • Third Place:
  • $3,000
  • $2,000
  • $1,000

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Kansas or Missouri who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor's degree, or;
  • Are a non-resident of either state who is enrolled or plans to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year bachelor's program at a Kansas or Missouri accredited university or college, and;
  • Recommended minimums include a 3.3 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 24 ACT or minimum SAT score of 1680 (including writing section).


Applicants will be judged on demonstrated entrepreneurial success/accomplishments, academic record, extracurricular activity and anticipated future potential.

Three Students Receive 2017 Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships.

Read the press release here

TYES Announcement



About Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program

The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program was established in 2012 in celebration of Tortoise Capital Advisors’ 10-year anniversary. The program recognizes the challenges and rewards of the entrepreneurial spirit and encourages the next generation of curious, persistent and passionate entrepreneurs. The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program awards three annual, non-renewable scholarships valued at $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. Applicants must (i) be a resident of Kansas or Missouri (Tortoise Capital Advisors’ headquarters borders these two states) who attends or plans to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree, or (ii) be a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s program at a Kansas or Missouri accredited university or college. All applicants must also meet certain academic and college entrance exam scores.

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