Sharon and Fred Hudspeth ’61 Scholarship in Entrepreneurship

The Sharon and Fred Hudspeth ’61 Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is managed through the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School. Applications for the Sharon and Fred Hudspeth ’61 Scholarship in Entrepreneurship open each Fall semester and close on February 1st of the following spring semester.

Scholarship recipients are awarded $1,000 per academic year.

To be eligible for consideration:

  •  Applicant must exhibit financial need.
  •  Applicant must be of senior classification by start of Fall 2020. Only undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
  •  Applicant must have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for starting their own business/becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas A&M University – College Station.


1)  Fill out the application form.

2)  Resume: Include work experience, extra-curricular activities, honors and awards achieved, and leadership roles. Be sure to highlight entrepreneurial activities.


All applications will be reviewed and processed by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial Experiences Fund

The Entrepreneurial Experiences Fund is provided by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship to help enable and encourage student experiences that enhance entrepreneurial learning and connections. These experiences may include attending entrepreneurial workshops, seminars, pitch competitions, related conferences or symposia, for which the McFerrin Center may provide funding to any Texas A&M student year-round. Entrepreneurial Study Abroad programs or other experiences related to curricular studies are generally not considered eligible for these funds, although many other TAMU programs offer support for these activities.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants must submit an online application at least six weeks prior to when the funds are needed. Applicants should also allow an additional 2 weeks for application processing, and acknowledge that stipend payments may not be made available prior to participation deadlines.

Any student who receives support through the Entrepreneurial Experiences Fund must participate in The Last Word in the Spring. In addition, award recipients must complete a post-trip recap within one month of the experience conclusion.