LAKE ERIE COLLEGE RECEIVES $10,000 ENTREPRENEURIAL PLANNING GRANT
- COMPETING WITH EIGHT AREA COLLEGES FOR FULL PROGRAM FUNDING
(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) -Lake Erie College recently received a $10,000 planning grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to assist in the development of a campus-wide entrepreneurship initiative. The College is competing with eight other liberal arts institutions and will present a plan in November to be "judged" by the Foundations in the hopes of obtaining full funding.
"The College was very excited to be asked to apply for this initiative," said Robert Trebar, associate dean of management studies. "Lake Erie College is very committed to entrepreneurialism and encourages its student body to be creative and resourceful in all of their endeavors. We will utilize the planning funds to develop a detailed plan proposal that will impact both our students and the northeast Ohio communities in which we operate."
Lake Erie College and eight other local colleges are charged with creating a unique strategy for expanding entrepreneurship education across their campuses and are competing for significant foundation dollars to make their plans a reality. The Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are collaborating on this project to introduce a collegiate entrepreneurship program in Northeast Ohio based on the Kauffman Foundation's Kauffman Campuses Initiative. This program is designed to expand entrepreneurship education programs at liberal arts higher education institutions initially in Ohio and eventually across the nation.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation has funded entrepreneurship education at the collegiate level, most recently with its building and program initiatives at institutions throughout Northeast Ohio. For the last ten years, the Kauffman Foundation has supported entrepreneurship endeavors at over 150 U.S. colleges and universities. Within the last three years, its Kauffman Campuses Initiative has spurred cross-campus entrepreneurship programs. As a result, entrepreneurship education is gaining momentum, inspiring new courses, new majors, and unprecedented interdisciplinary collaboration at colleges and universities across the country. For more information on these foundations, visit www.bdmorganfdn.org or www.kauffmanorg.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education offering 26 undergraduate majors and master's degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students. For more information, call the admissions office at 800/533-4996 or visit us on the web at www.lec.edu.