Matt Benedetto ’12 was awarded a $40,000 entrepreneur scholarship from the McKelvey Foundation. The foundation was was started by Andy McKelvey, founder of the job site Monster.com. The scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who show entrepreneurial spirit and drive while owning a business in high school. Matt has been operating his own snowboard/ski-wear business since his high school days, and continued it when he arrived on campus.
As part of the award process, Matt and the other scholarship winners were flown to St. Louis for 4 days of seminars and networking. The event allowed Matt and other young business leaders to and see what other student-entrepreneur business were being run and to sit in on a series of how-to seminars offered by a number of experienced small business owners and executives.
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