Minerva Scholarships

The pioneer woman statue at TWU-Denton named Minerva
This statue, affectionately called Minerva by Texas Woman's students, pays tribute to the spirit of the pioneer women of Texas. This same spirit is represented in the future Texas business owners who receive Minerva Scholarships through TWU's Center for Women in Business. Photo by Michael Modecki

Minerva Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program

The Center for Women in Business offers annual scholarships for up to $1,000 toward tuition and fees for graduate and undergraduate women who are interested in becoming business owners. The Minerva Entrepreneurial Scholar Program provides the opportunity to become a successful entrepreneur through training, workshops, events, and professional networking. If the scholar meets the program’s extracurricular requirements, the scholarship can be renewed (pending state funding) an additional year, with a potential total value of $2,000.

Minerva Entrepreneurial Scholars must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to receive the second year of funding. The program is limited to 20 new students per enrollment period.

Our Selection Criteria: 

  • Identify as female
  • Undergraduates must have at least 40 credit hours
  • Enrolled in any graduate or undergraduate program at TWU
  • Plan to develop a business within three years of acceptance into the program
  • Demonstrated ability to attend required regularly scheduled workshops and meetings
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication
  • United States citizen or permanent resident

Apply for Minerva Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program

The Minerva Scholarship program provides the opportunity to participate in 2 years of programming such as:

  • Business plan development 
  • Assistance with finding a mentor
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Specialized training materials for entrepreneurial leadership
  • Access to business reference library

In 2016 we awarded 11 Texas Woman's students with the first Minerva Scholarships. Learn more about these future Texas business owners.
2017 has seen a large growth in scholarship recipients with 27 scholarships across all three campuses. 

Page last updated 6:20 PM, October 23, 2017