Supporting tomorrow's young entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneurial firm, we appreciate the trials, challenges and rewards we experienced to build our business from the ground up.

Three Students Receive 2019 Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships.

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2019 recipients of the Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships

Sage Offutt

Sakshi Kulkarni

Ethan Cregan

About Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program

The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program was established in 2012 in celebration of Tortoise's 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 be a resident of the United States who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree. All applicants must also meet certain academic and college entrance exam scores.

As an entrepreneurial firm, we appreciate the trials, challenges and rewards we experienced in building our business from the ground up.

In recognition of that process and to encourage the next generation of curious, persistent and passionate entrepreneurs, we are proud to offer our Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program.

The program is designed to give deserving students a leg up in their academic endeavors. In turn, we hope their educational experience will help these students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that in the future allows them to conceive or support firms that create innovative products, processes and solutions.

We 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 the United States who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree, and;
  • Have a recommended minimum 3.3 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) and minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1680 (includes writing section).


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