“People often tell me to never stop dreaming, but sometimes a lack of specific resources stands in the way of all my dreams. Today, I not only have the privilege to make my dreams come true and continue my education, but also to keep dreaming and creating new goals; all because of the scholarship funds I received and the many co-curricular opportunities I have had access to in the Albers School. Thank you for giving me the ultimate opportunity to improve my life for the better.” – Clara Cordova, ’20
The Albers School of Business and Economics provides a leading business education to our students, while also preparing them to consider their everyday decisions through an ethical lens. There are a wide variety of co-curricular activities that students participate in to expand their knowledge and provide practical application of what they are learning. Please support our students by making a gift today!
The Summer Business Institute – SBI provides a unique opportunity for under-presented minority high school students to come to campus and experience a glimpse of an Albers business education. They are taught by our faculty, mentored by current students, sleep in dorms and learn about college life. Created increase the college enrollment rate of underrepresented minority students, SBI inspires them to explore their interest in business and see that a college education is attainable. Support for this program allows us to admit students regardless of their ability to pay.
Passport to the World – One of the priorities within the Albers School is to increase the number of students who expand their horizons with a trip overseas via a summer Study Tour or a full quarter abroad. We believe that traveling outside of the U.S. enables our students to become better global citizens. After learning that the cost of a passport is a real barrier for some students to even consider these opportunities, this fund was created for Albers students to receive funds to cover the cost of a passport. This is a gift that keeps on giving since their passports will be valid far beyond graduation.
Business Plan Competition John Castle Award – An award will be given out to the team in the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition that most exhibits the ethos of grit and determination that the late Professor John Castle demonstrated and encouraged in his students. This award was created by an alumnus in memory of Professor Castle. His hope is that other alumni will join him in supporting the Business Plan Competition, which is a highly impactful experience for many of our students. Gifts to the "Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center Restricted Fund" support this program.