FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE & THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA OPEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BLACK LEADERS IN THEIR PURSUIT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS United by a shared commitment to broaden horizons and create opportunities for exceptionally talented Black and African American individuals, Florida Technical College (FTC) and the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) have joined forces to award the Business Opportunity Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship valued at up to $61,1 78, to a local entrepreneur. The scholarship covers the tuition and fees for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, aiming to empower the recipient with essential skills for success in the competitive business environment. Recognizing the diversity of educational needs, the program is offered fully online. This ensures that individuals can tailor their educational experience to suit their unique circumstances while still gaining access to the high-quality education offered by FTC. In addition to academic support, the selected recipient will receive a new laptop and will receive an exclusive pass to attend AACCCF’s annual Empowerment Business Summit. This summit is more than an event; it's a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain insights, and be a part of a community dedicated to empowering success. In addition to academic support, the selected recipient will receive an exclusive pass to attend AACCCF’s annual Empowerment Business Summit. This summit is more than an event; it's a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain insights, and be a part of a community dedicated to empowering success. This is a call to local entrepreneurs with a vision, a drive, and an innovative spirit. The Business Opportunity Scholarship is not just a chance for financial assistance; it is an invitation to be part of a community that believes in your potential to make a significant impact on Central Florida’s economy. Eligibility Be the founder or co-founder of a local or online business Demonstrate leadership and commitment to the community Be a United States citizen Be able to communicate and engage in English Must have high school Diploma or GED Eligible applicants include Black & African American Provide a written explanation (120 words or less) detailing contributions to the community and explaining how a degree would help further their career. Video submissions are optional. Applying for the Future: For those ready to take their entrepreneurial journey to new heights, the application process is the first step. Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2024 *Award will be based on applying, meeting all qualifying criteria, and a review by a scholarship board consisting of representatives from Florida Technical College and the African American Chamber of Commerce. Personal InformationFirst Name* Last Name* Primary Email* Phone*Are you 18 years old or older?* Yes I am 18 or older No, I am under 18 Closest FTC Campus*Cutler BayDelandKissimmeeLakelandOrlandoPembroke PinesTampaRelationshipCurrent Relationship with the AACCCF*What is your current relationship with the African American Chamber?I am a memberI was referred by a memberI am not a member, but would like to learn moreNot applicableCurrent Relationship with FTC College*What is your current relationship with Florida Technical College?StudentAlumniStaffParentNo RelationshipAre you a current business owner / partner or entrepreneur? I am a business owner / partner I am an entrepreneur What is the name of your business?* All About You!Upload ResumePlease upload your resume for review Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, odt, rtf, tex, txt, wpd, Max. file size: 128 MB, Max. files: 5. Snap a Video!Share a 2-5 minute video detailing how you are going to contribute to the African American business community through this scholarship. Please include in the introduction of your video: "Business Opportunity Scholarship", "African American Chamber of Commerce" and "Florida Technical College." How would you prefer to share your video? Please make sure your profile and/or video is viewable by a third party. YouTube Facebook Upload Video Upload Your VideoAccepted file types: mp4, mov, mpg, mpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.The maximum file size per file is 128MB. Allowed file formats: .mp4, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg. Please note: Uploading a video may slow down your submission depending on your internet connection.Link to Your Video Why are you the best candidate for the Business Opportunity Scholarship?*How Did You Hear About the Business Opportunity Scholarship?I'm a member of the AACCCFI was referred by a member of the AACCCFReferred by FTCOtherHow Did You Hear About It: Other*How did you learn about the Business Opportunity Scholarship? References*Please provide three professional references. Include their names, relationship to you, and contact information. 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