Montgomery County Community College  in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense is offering three $5,000 scholarships to veterans who participate in the  college’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies program at the Blue Bell campus, 340 DeKalb Pike.
 
The scholarships are available to veterans, National Guard or reserve troops who were called to serve under Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. Applicants must provide a copy of the DD214 Report of Separation to establish eligibility.
 
Each $5,000 scholarship will allow the recipient to enroll in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship program in the fall 2012 semester. The 12-credit program includes courses in entrepreneurial essentials, marketing, accounting and business plan preparation.
 
This program prepares students to launch and grow a successful business - large or small, profit or nonprofit. By the end of the semester, students will have the skills to pursue viable business opportunities, develop a marketing plan, understand accounting procedures, and develop a business plan.
 
The scholarship also covers rental of an incubator office at the college for 12 months. Veteran students will have access to the necessary business amenities, including a phone with voicemail, computer with Internet access, copy machine, resource library and use of a conference room and reception area.
 
For more information, contact CES Director Ayisha Sereni at 215-461-1140. The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2012.