UT Knoxville Welcomes First Entrepreneur Fellows

UTK’s MBA Entrepreneur Fellow program pays students to start a business while earning their degrees.

UTKKNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is kicking off its MBA Entrepreneur Fellow program this fall, where students are paid to start a business while earning their degrees.

According to a news release from the UT College of Business Administration, it is the only program of its kind in the country.
Each fellow receives a $30,000 scholarship $10,000 for each of the program’s three semesters. They must make satisfactory progress toward launching or growing their business idea to continue receiving funding.
This year, three students received the fellowships. They are Paul Haymore from Marietta, Ga., and Matt Parton and Brian Mohney from Knoxville.

Mohney called the fellowship “a dream come true.”

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Source: The Associated Press | USA Today
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