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Christopher Young, BSBA, 2009

Christopher Young
Business Administration

McGowan Scholarship 2008-09

I have grown up inventing new things from the thousands of new Lego models I built to fit in my large city (the basement).  This creative thinking has continued to build in my academics and my career.  I am in the process of utilizing my creative skills and business know-how to introduce a new start-up of mine and become a true entrepreneur in practice.

The opportunity was presented to me of a national scholarship, William G. McGowan Scholarship, for people wishing to pursue a start-up business or join a venture capitalist firm.

The application process did include two essays: a personal essay and an essay describing the accomplishments and achievements of William G. McGowan.

  • The personal essay is a very reflective essay on the skills I picked up throughout my academic career and consolidated them into a future outlook. This process was not only helpful for the scholarship, but also served to be a reflection on my own life and where I want to end up with my start-up or career.
  • The William G. McGowan essay is simply to research and understand the “movement” that McGowan initiated and how that affects the way we see telecommunications today.
There are a few other supplementary materials that need to be submitted such as a résumé and a transcript.  This is a simple scholarship to apply for and also adds value to one’s own personal and career-oriented goals because it provides a personal reflection for future use.