Martin '19 Receives Small Business Development Center Scholarship

November 20, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Jordan Martin, a junior marketing and management double major from Concord, Ohio, was awarded the 2017 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Scholarship.

The SBDC Scholarship Fund was established to support students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in the field of entrepreneurial studies or similar disciplines. SBDCs, hosted by universities and state economic development agencies, assist small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Martin has been heavily involved in the entrepreneurship program at the University of Mount Union, including participating Raider Tank business pitch competitions as well as judging similar competitions at the middle school level. As president of the Entrepreneurship Club and the treasurer of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Martin is able to use the business skills she is learning in her studies for her campus involvements.

“I chose Mount Union for their entrepreneurship program, and I am so grateful for the experiences I have had so far with the department and its faculty,” said Martin, who also started two businesses, one as a result of participating in a Raider Tank competition.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a four-year bachelor degree program, having completed at least 1.5 years of undergraduate studies, and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, room and board, fees, books, supplies and travel related to entrepreneurial studies.

Mount Union's entrepreneurship minor provides students with opportunities to learn about and work toward starting a business. For more information about the program, visit

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