Business Scholarship for Entrepreneurs

Global Document Services

Business Scholarship for Entrepreneurs


At Global Document Services, we come from small beginnings ourselves. As a result, we now have interest in what being self-made means to you!  GDS is making a commitment to help students who own a small business by offering this scholarship.  Above all, we value a person’s drive and determination and we hope to help students who value the same.

If you are a business owner and a full-time student with a focus on business, please apply!

Students may submit an original, 500-word essay for review. Topics can include what it may take to be an entrepreneur and why you chose that business route. Additionally, it may speak to the challenges you face and the lessons to learn.

We will require a minimum 2.8 GPA to be eligible and will consider all applicants in any year of study. Essay originality, ideas, writing style and content are all factors in the decision making process. Furthermore, community involvement, academic performance and character may be exemplified in a supporting personal statement.

Who Is Eligible for The GDS Scholarship?

Any student in a business focused program at any American College, University or Trade School is eligible to apply.

Scholarship Amount

$500 scholarship is given to a business student who best represents the following:

– Financial need
– Strength of character and resolve in the face of adversity
– Ability to lead by example
– Originality and clarity of essay as well as ideas


Essay Topic

Why you chose to become a business owner, challenges that come with it and what it takes to be successful.

Submission Deadlines

Global Document Services will offer our business scholarship twice annually, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.


Accepting Applications from August 15th – November 15th
Winner announcement – November 30th


Accepting Applications from January 15th – April 15th
Winner announcement – April 30th


How To Apply

Please submit all essays via email to “[email protected]” with the subject, “Business Scholarship Application”.  Additionally, please include the following information in your email.

Full Name
Date of Birth
Full Address
Daytime Phone Number
Name of School and Focus of Study
Brief Description of Your Business

Scholarship recipient will be notified via the contact information provided. Once the winner accepts, a short bio will viewable here along with a photo and essay excerpt.