Saunders Scholars Competition

 

Entrepreneur and philanthropist E. Philip Saunders has provided the Young Entrepreneurs Academy a ten-year, transformational gift to provide young entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators an opportunity to earn significant college scholarship awards. Mr. Saunders and the Academy believe in aligning passions, interest and skills with higher education. The YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition brings together the top student businesses from each YEA! class around the country to compete to win scholarship dollars, and business start-up prize packages.

Thursday, May 2nd Semi-Finalist Day of Celebration

  • Semi-Finalist Student Official National Competition Registration (10am to 2pm)
  • Semi-Finalist Student Activities (2pm to 4pm)
  • Mandatory Semi-Finalists Student Competitor Briefing (4pm to 5pm)
  • Welcome Kick-Off Celebration & Dinner (6pm to 8pm)

Friday, May 3rd Competition Day

  • Morning Segment (8am to 12pm) Northeast & Southeast Regional Semi-Final Competitions, featuring student three-minute business pitch presentations, People’s Choice voting, with livestreaming to competitors’ hometowns and communities across America
  • Luncheon featuring Keynote Speaker Event and networking 12pm
  • Afternoon Segment (12:30pm to 4pm): Northwest & Southwest Regional Semi-Finals Competitions, featuring student three-minute business pitch presentations (all welcome) People’s Choice voting, with livestreaming to competitors’ hometowns and communities across America
  • Finals Competition (4-6 pm): live pitches from the four regional finalists and 4 regional runners-up, People’s Choice voting, with livestreaming to competitors’ hometowns and communities across America
  • National Awards Presentation (6:30pm)

15th Anniversary National Saunders Scholars Competition

Evening of Networking with Industry Leaders

We have an exciting, action-packed, agenda planned for the 2019 Annual YEA! National Saunders Scholars Competition. We’d love for you to join us in supporting these bright, future leaders of America, and also to network and socialize with fellow business leaders. You won’t want to miss the exclusive meet-and-greets with legendary entrepreneurs and other one-of-a-kind opportunities we have in store to make this year’s competition the best one yet!

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