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 Entrepreneurs.

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs offers annual scholarships for up to $2,500 toward tuition and fees for graduate, post-baccalaureate and undergraduate women who are interested in becoming business owners. The Minerva Entrepreneurial Scholars have the opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs through optional training, workshops, events and professional networking. The scholarship can be renewed (pending state funding) an additional year, with a potential total value of $5,000.

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 full-time in any graduate, post-baccalaureate or undergraduate program at TWU
  • Plan to develop a business within three years of acceptance into the program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication

Participant Benefits (Optional)

  • Assistance with finding a mentor
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Access to business reference library
Minerva Scholar Application

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

Page last updated 2:56 PM, November 26, 2019