2019-2020 Hagerman and Whitener Scholars, Hagerman Center Director, and SOM Alumni and Donor from left to right.  Front: Carryn White, Elisabeth Hamilton, Mark Simon, Alexis Menard, and Ashley Hardacre. Back: Jacob Berg, Steve Whitener, Ahmad Alzahabi, and Gabriel Stone. 


The Student Scholars are the face of entrepreneurship and innovation for the University and community.  The program is a competitive student scholarship based on the student’s interest in entrepreneurship and innovation as well as their demonstrated ability to be accomplished academically. Students awarded this distinction will be expected to assist with Center activities, such as the Business Plan Competition and the High School Entrepreneurship Institute.  Hagerman Scholars are expected to be involved with the Student Entrepreneurs Society and the Innovation Incubator.  Hagerman Scholars will also serve as ambassadors for the Center through its various activities and outreach efforts.

The Hagerman and Whitener Scholars will gain valuable experience working with Center related projects and with faculty who are teaching and conducting research in entrepreneurship and innovation.  The Center will offer opportunities for the Student Scholars to meet with community business leaders as they build a network of professional contacts.


Student Guidelines

  1. Applicants should normally be pursuing a major within the School of Management either as a pre-business student or an admitted School of Management student.  However, students majoring in programs outside the School of Management are also eligible to apply. Applicants should have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8.
  2. Complete the UM-Flint scholarship application
  3. Applicants will complete a statement describing their interest in entrepreneurship and how they may have been involved in entrepreneurial activities on or off-campus (suggested length: 1-2 paragraphs).
  4. The School of Management Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Director of the HCEI will select the recipients.

How to Apply

Students should apply via the UM-Flint main scholarship website. The deadline for this scholarship (as well as most undergraduate scholarships) is typically in February. Check the scholarship website for updated dates.



Student Scholars

Hagerman scholars
Ahmad Alzahabi
Jacob Berg
Alexis Menard
Whitener Scholar
Ashley Hardacre
Elisabeth Hamilton
Gabriel Stone
Carryn White