CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlotte-based Viking Mergers & Acquisitions has announced the creation of the Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship, a scholarship designed to assist students in their journey towards entrepreneurship by offsetting some of the costs of education.
"Pursuing a career in entrepreneurship is incredibly exciting and rewarding, but does not come without its financial burdens," says Jay Offerdahl, President of Viking Mergers & Acquisitions. "We are eager to see the new ideas of future entrepreneurs come to fruition and would never want money to stand in the way of a dream." Offerdahl states that entrepreneurship is growing among younger generations, with around 60% of millennials dreaming of owning a business.
To apply for the Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship, applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled an accredited college or university in the United States, and also have a GPA of at least 2.5 for the prior semester or otherwise have an academic status in "good standing" (if GPAs are not used). Applicants must also show a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship by either majoring in a small business-related field, having a side business while in school, participating in an entrepreneur-focused club or organization, or assisting in a family business.
To apply, visit www.vikingmergers.com/scholarships/.
About Viking Mergers & Acquisitions
Viking Mergers & Acquisitions has been serving small business owners in the Southeast since 1996, when father-son team, Brad and Jay Offerdahl, founded the company after discovering a need in the middle market for business brokerage services. 20 years later, this father-son team still strives to secure the future of business owners in the Southeast by engaging their entrepreneurial spirit. Viking Mergers has closed over 500 business transactions – helping sellers plan exit strategies and helping buyers to acquire profitable, reputable businesses and realize the dream of entrepreneurship for themselves. Visit http://www.vikingmergers.com/ to learn more about Viking and the firm's business brokerage services.
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