The world needs more great entrepreneurs.
From small business owners to people building venture-scale businesses, great entrepreneurs infuse the world with innovation, ingenuity, and optimism. While not every new venture succeeds, the ones that do can improve the quality of millions — or even billions — of people’s lives.
As a cofounder of Mechanism, a venture firm that funds and launches ambitious companies, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with incredible entrepreneurs every day.
The startups we cofound are mission-driven – focused on improving something that matters – and ultimately grow to a billion-dollar market capitalization over 5-10 years.
As part of our belief in empowering future entrepreneurs and business leaders, the Breanden Beneschott Ambitious Entrepreneurs Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who would like to leverage his or her unique talents to improve the world through entrepreneurship.
The scholarship is open to everyone. As part of applying, you’ll have the opportunity to tell us about what large problems you see in the world that Mechanism should consider tackling.
Describe a problem you see in the world that Mechanism should explore. Why is this problem worth solving?
The application deadline is Feb 2, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 28, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 28, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.