2019 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Enter for the Chance to Win a $5,000 Scholarship.

Founded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. Back then, we started as just two guys with a dream and to date have served over 300,000 entrepreneurs (and we're still growing).

Today, as a part of LogMeIn, our commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever. To that end we are proud to partner with our corporate social responsibility program, Mission Possible, to introduce the 6th annual Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship.

 

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Scholarship Award

Grasshopper will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2019.

Scholarship Deadline

Applications open on April 8th, 2019 and the deadline to enter is August 30th, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

Any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019 semester. Student must be enrolled at an accredited American college, university or trade school.

Essay Topic

How is social responsibility important to you as an entrepreneur? How does it play a role in your company’s (or future company’s) mission?


Tips for Scholarship Submission Success

1. You should double check for typos and grammatical errors. Remember, not everything will be underlined in red!

2. Your essay should stay on the topic provided. Other topics will not be considered.

3. Use real life examples if you have them. We’d love to hear how this has impacted you directly.

4. Your essay should be roughly 500 words.

Past Scholarship Winners

2018 Scholarship Winner

Richard Benites of University of California Santa Barbara was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship. The essay topic was “The ‘gig economy’ has had an impact on entrepreneurship in both the US and globally over the last 3-5 years, describe what impact you believe it will have in the next 3-5 years." You can read Richard's winning essay here.

2017 Scholarship Winner

Joshua Estes of UMass Amherst's Isenberg School of Management, pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree, was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship. The essay topic was "How would you leverage the internet to develop a business? How would you manage the increased competition that an online marketplace produces?" You can read more about Joshua's winning essay here.

2016 Scholarship Winner

Kaitlin Ross of MIT's Sloan School of Management, pursing a Master of Business Administration degree, was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship. The essay topic was "What does market disruption mean to you as an entrepreneur? What would you do to create market disruption for your business?". You can read more about Kaitlin's winning essay here.

2015 Scholarship Winner

William Marcellus Armstrong of Cranbrook Academy of Art, pursing a Master of Fine Arts degree, was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship. The essay topic was "As an entrepreneur, what do you believe the greatest barriers to entry are for starting a business, and how would you or do you try to overcome these to be successful?". You can read more about William's winning essay here.

2014 Scholarship Winner

Mafaz Al-Suwaidan of Emerson College, pursuing a degree in Creative Writing, was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship. You can read a brief writeup here on our blog. The essay topic was “What is your vision for the future of entrepreneurship and how will you contribute to making that happen?

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The Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Program (“the Scholarship”) is open only to students entering or currently attending a college or university located in one of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia). Employees of LogMeIn USA, Inc., and/or its affiliates, as well as the immediate family and household members of each employee are not eligible to apply to the Scholarship. Your application to the Scholarship constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

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No purchase necessary for entry or winning.

Selection of the winning submission is entirely at the discretion of LogMeIn. The winner will be contacted by LogMeIn via the email address used for submission. The winner will be confirmed ONLY after providing proof of enrollment in the form of a copy of a tuition bill OR letter of proof from the accredited United States college, university, or trade school at which the winner is enrolled. Upon confirmation of enrollment, the winner will be publicly announced on October 15, 2019, and LogMeIn will mail a check to the University on behalf of the winner for tuition and will mail a gift card to you for books and school supplies. In the event a winner cannot prove enrollment at a college, university, or trade school, LogMeIn will choose a secondary winner. LogMeIn’s decisions with respect to its selection of a winner are final and binding. LogMeIn is not responsible and cannot provide you with financial advice on taxation matters. LogMeIn is not responsible for changing and notifying you of, nor paying any taxation obligations. Any tax liability associated with the receipt or use of the Scholarship funds are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.