Supported by the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship, the cohort-based program provides first-year students of any major with a $1,000 scholarship, valuable connections, community and experiences as they explore their purpose and recognize their entrepreneurial potential.
Apply for the Fall 2024 Cohort
Priority deadline: February 1
Final Deadline: April 1
As an Entrepreneurship Catalyst, you have exclusive, weekly opportunities to help you explore entrepreneurship on campus, in the community and within yourself. You’ll make valuable connections to entrepreneurs and members in the community and have support from faculty, staff and upperclassmen as you prepare for optional competitions and programming. Catalysts are immersed into the entrepreneurship ecosystem with support from the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship team.
Entrepreneurship Catalysts are awarded a $1,000 scholarship throughout their first year. The scholarship provides $500 for each semester of program completion.
You will explore available resources and spaces, work collaboratively while exploring entrepreneurial concepts and participate in center-hosted programming with your peers and the support of faculty and staff.
You will visit local businesses, meet with local entrepreneurs and Nebraska alumni and forge connections with guest speakers who understand the importance and impact of entrepreneurial education.
Apply by completing a short application and describing your experiences and curiosity with entrepreneurship and your career goals.
Admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a first-time freshman
2.5+ cumulative high school GPA
Completed application with two written or video essays by April 1
Fall 2024 Applications Due April 1, 2024
If you are experiencing issues with uploading the document or video, please email your files to Mallory Krenk at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reviewing your application.