Saunders Scholars Competition



Entrepreneur and philanthropist E. Philip Saunders is a generous benefactor to YEA!. In 2009, Mr. Saunders established a college scholarship competition and award, the Saunders Scholars Bright Ideas Business Plan Competition. This competition has the top student businesses from each YEA! location traveling to Rochester and competing against each other for scholarship dollars, and the opportunity to present their businesses at Imagine RIT: Festival of Innovation.


The annual competition takes place at the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology, with students having the opportunity to win scholarships to a variety of colleges and universities. The competition is a great way to develop early relationships with, and attract highly motivated , ambitious leaders from all across the country to your campus. If you’re interested in becoming a national college scholarship partner and part of the Saunders Scholars competition, please contact the YEA! Corporate Headquarters at (585)272-3535.