University calls for entrepreneurial awards nominations

by Charlie Litton, UNeMed | October 30, 2013

The University of Nebraska is calling for nominations and applications for two entrepreneurial awards that will be presented in spring 2014.

The Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award is open to University of Nebraska students and student-teams that have "directed their energies, ideas, and talents toward community and business improvements with creative and innovative use of information technology."

Recipients of the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award receive a cash prize of $2,500. More information, including guidelines and application and nomination forms, can be found online.

The Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award is open to Nebraska businesses that create innovative opportunities for students, help build partnerships with the University of Nebraska or further the entrepreneurial and business community in the state. The winner receives $10,000 "to be used for the promotions and/or creation of multiple student work experiences in the fields of information science, technology, and engineering."

More details, guidelines and application forms can be found online.

The deadline to nominate others - for either award - is Nov. 11. The deadline to directly submit an application is Jan. 6, 2014.

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