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Competition provides entrepreneurship, scholarships for kids

Nov. 10, 2013 @ 12:04 AM

The Herald-Dispatch

MORGANTOWN — A little bit of competition can go a long way for high school students when it comes to the West Virginia High School Business Plan Competition.

As part of a $3 million gift from the BrickStreet Foundation to the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, the high school business plan competition is designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with a platform to explore those entrepreneurial interests.

Ten West Virginia universities and colleges have stepped up to offer $10,000 scholarships to the winning team of the competition, giving those students choices as to where they can go to college.

Scholarships have been offered by West Virginia University, Bethany College, Concord University, Fairmont State University, Glenville State College, Marshall University, Shepherd University, the University of Charleston, West Liberty University and West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

The competition is open to all 157 high schools in the state, and teams may be comprised of one to three high school juniors or seniors.

For further information on the West Virginia High School Business Plan Competition or the WVU College of Business and Economics, visit www.be.wvu.edu.

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