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Kent State Presents Its First Young Business Scholars Summer Program

Posted Jul. 19, 2011

Kent State University will hold the 2011 Young Business Scholars Summer Program on July 24 to 29 on the Kent Campus. The business-focused camp for high school juniors and seniors is presented by university’s College of Business Administration.

The top 25 applicants to the Young Business Scholars Program will stay on campus for five days and learn about business and experience college life.

Students will study different areas of business, including accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing. Students will gain hands-on experience through their application of classroom learning.

“It is a great opportunity for high school students,” said Elizabeth Sinclair, assistant dean of Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “They pay only $50 and get to stay, be fed, learn and play on our campus for one week.”

Participants will attend lectures by Kent State faculty representing all functional areas of business and will work in teams and compete in developing a business plan for a restaurant.  A panel of judges will determine the winning presentation, and each member of the winning team will get $1,000 toward tuition if they attend Kent State to study business. 

Students are coming from many different area high schools including Kent, Stow, Hudson, Hoban, Cuyahoga Falls and Nordonia.

“We’re very pleased that we reached our capacity for this first-time program,” Sinclair added. “We’ll examine the evaluations from this year as we move forward with plans to offer this wonderful opportunity for high school students next year.”

For more information on the Kent State’s College of Business Administration, visit

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Media Contacts:
Elizabeth Sinclair,, 330-672-1286
Bob Burford,, 330-672-8516