The Larry H. & Gail Miller Center for Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship Scholarships

Alan Hall Scholarship

Alan Hall is a prolific entrepreneur, investor, author, and philanthropist. He currently serves as Chair of the Utah State Board of Regents.

He is the founder and CEO of Ornata Motors, a car company that offers modern versions of classic sports cars. He is founder and a managing director of Mercato Partners, a top performing growth equity venture capital fund. He is also a prolific Angel investor and has over fifty personal investments in early stage companies. Mr. Hall is also the founder, chairman and former CEO of MarketStar Corporation, a global out sourced marketing and sales company with a focus on assisting high technology companies increase sales. The company employees several thousand employees and generates billions of dollars annually for its clientele. He is an Ernst and Young and Mountain West Capital Network Entrepreneur of the Year recipient.

A $1,000 award will be given to the best salesperson among student entrepreneurs at the spring S4 competition.

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Stephen W. Gibson Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Steve Gibson has created or funded more than a dozen entrepreneurial businesses, including being the first investor in 1-800-Contacts, Omniture and Ancestry.com. He also cofounded the Utah Angels, the first Angel investment group in Utah. In 1999, he and Bette moved on their own for 19 months and created a non-profit educational system, The Academy for Creating Enterprise, for returned missionaries living in the Philippines. It now has more than 450 alumni chapters in the Philippines, Mexico, and Peru with expansion to Brazil in 2019. The Academy has now taught 17,000 returned missionaries and poor Church members in third world countries how to start and grow small, and not so small, Income Generating Activities.

Steve and Bette Gibson have dedicated significant time and resources to education and promotion of entrepreneurship. Their generosity is widespread and far-reaching.

Recipients must be US citizens, own an operating business, have previously owned a business, or express desire for a business venture.

Two $2,375 scholarships will be awarded to top entrepreneurship students during Fall semester of each year.

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