Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund

Each Leadership Development Academy of Rock County participant works with a small group of their fellow class members to plan and execute a collaborative project that addresses a community need. These projects and their results are presented each May and serve as the program's capstone experience.

Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund

To award scholarships for the E-Hub Program, a short-term training program for those who wish to own and operate their own small business.

  • Establish an entrepreneur scholarship fund to help Rock County entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses by participating in the E-HUB Program partnered with the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.
  • Offer a program titled, Stepping Up to New Opportunities, which is about a 28-hour course that teaches participants how to write a business plan, secure financing, develop a marketing plan, etc.
  • The cost to attend is $500, and the scholarship was aimed at helping those who couldn’t afford to attend the course on their own dollar.
  • Goal was to raise a minimum of $10,000 to begin the endowment fund through Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin.

Team details

Team name

Year completed

Team members & employers

Karl Hanson, Nowlan & Mouat, LLP
Jake Reed, KANDU Industries & Best Events Catering
Brenda Ortberg, Alliant Energy
Karissa Chapman, City of Janesville
Traci Scherck, Community Action of Rock & Walworth Counties