This award honors a center dedicated to a specific area of focus in entrepreneurship education, such as technology/knowledge transfer, social entrepreneurship, women in entrepreneurship, etc.


Application Criteria

  • Clearly state the purpose and goals of the center and include target audience.
  • Briefly discuss the rationale for creating this entrepreneurship center to include how stakeholder interest and support were gathered.
  • Provide a graphical timeline depicting major milestones for the development of the center from conception to current year.
  • Provide a list of specific achievements to date with a brief explanation.
  • Appendix:
  • Provide a center organizational chart to include faculty, staff, other personnel, and strategic partners.
  • Provide up to two (2) other items of your choice that best reflect the goals of your specialty entrepreneurship program.


Judging Criteria

  • Met all the requirements of the award application. GCEC will not accept applications that do not follow the instructions for submission.
  • Responded effectively to the specific criteria for this award as listed in the Application Criteria section. Each requirement as outlined in the Application Criteria will be judged on a 5 point scale, with 5 being exceptional.


Application Submission Requirements

  • One PDF file no more than 4MB in size and labeled with center’s name and containing:
  • Application no more than 5 pages in length with normal font and margins.
  • Required appendix materials (do not count in 5 pages).


Award and Nomination Information