Accepting Applications for the 2019 Tortoise
Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships. Apply now.

Application deadline: March 1, 2019.
Winners will be announced on or around July 2nd, 2019.

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.

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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 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.

Three Students Receive 2018 Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships.

Read the press release here

2018 recipients of the
Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarships


Landon Butler


Paul Kaster


Garrison Panzer


About Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program

The Tortoise Young Entrepreneur s Scholarship Program was established i n 2012 in celebration of Tortoise C apital Advisors’ 10-year anniversary. The program recognizes the challenges a nd rewards of the entrepreneurial spirit and encourages the next generation of cu rious, persistent and passionate entrepreneurs. The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Sch olarship 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’ headquarter s borders these two states) who attends or plans to attend a full-time undergradua te course of study toward a bachelor’s degree, or (ii) be a full-time student seek ing 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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