Viking Mergers & Acquisitions Announces Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship

Aug 24, 2015, 08:00 ET from Viking Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

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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 to learn more about Viking and the firm's business brokerage services.

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