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Awards & Scholarships


The Zell Lurie Institute scholarship program was established in 2003. Eligible MBA students will have achieved a meritorious GPA and will have demonstrated exemplary academic standing, strong entrepreneurial knowledge and interests, and engagement with courses, programs, and leadership at the University of Michigan. Student scholarships are available for returning MBA students (or evening MBA students with at least 30 completed credits). The scholarships are worth a maximum of $5,000 toward second-year tuition and fees. The scholarship may impact financial aid awards and the Ross Financial Aid Office should be contacted for details.

The applicaiton process for retunring MBAs to apply for a scholarship is announced each Summer. Recipients will be announced at the annual fall Entrepalooza symposium on September 12 and all scholarship recipients are invited to attend the Institute advisory board meeting on October 14 where they will be introduced to the board.

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Zell Scholars
Yee Chen (MBA ’15), Prakhar Goel (MBA ’15), Wee Min Goh (MBA ’15), William Kletter (MBA/MS ’16), Alexandra Pulst-Korenberg (MBA/MD ’15), Brian Rassel (MBA/MS ’16), Harinee Sampath (MBA ’15), Erica Sivertson (MBA ’15), Susan Dancy Syriac (MBA ’15), Grant Van Horn (MBA ’15)

Mitchell A. Mondry Scholars
Nickhil Bhave (MBA ’15), Marianna Kerppola (MBA/MS ’16)


2014 Award Recipients

BBA, MBA and Cause-Based Entrepreneurial Awards

Each year these awards are made possible through the generosity of Ron (BBA '66) and Eileen Weiser (MM '75). Individuals are selected winter term based on achievements in entreprenreuship and academic excellence.

MBA Entrepreneur of the Year - $1000
Paul Robichaux, MBA '14

BBA Entrepreneur of the Year
- $350 each
Shayla Scales, BBA'14; Jacob Rosenfeld, BBA'14; Billy Kreinik, BBA'14

Cause-Based Entrepreneur of the Year - $1,000 Dan Rosen, MBA '14, Marianna Kerppola, MBA/MS '16

Valenti Awards for Exceptional Entrepreneurial Development - $2,500 each
Students are recognized for their development of entrepreneurial skills through continued engagement with the Institute and related entrepreneurial resources.
Muhammad Faisal, MBA'14; Jeff Plott, MBA'14

For more information, contact Sarika Gupta at 734-615-4422 or

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