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Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars

The Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars is an academic and scholarship program developed to financially support and attract entrepreneurial students. The program is only offered to an incoming freshman with a declared major of entrepreneurial management. If the student maintains the minimum requirements, the scholarship can be renewed for an additional three years providing a total of four years of scholarship.

About the company:

The Weaver Popcorn story began in 1928 with Reverend Ira E. Weaver. Ira Weaver began his business shucking, bagging, and delivering his own carefully grown popcorn.

Ira’s business thrived. Even in the face of the Great Depression, people were willing to spend a few cents on a bag or two of Ira Weaver’s fresh, great tasting popcorn. Then, as now, popcorn was considered a special, affordable treat for kids and grownups alike.

The Weaver Popcorn Company is a family owned business that today develops, grows, processes, packages, and ships a variety of popcorn products for sale around the world. It is the largest family owned popcorn manufacturer in the world with tens of thousands of acres of growing fields and facilities. Their products can be found in over 80 countries.

Financial Benefits

• $5,000 scholarship towards tuition and fees

Additional Benefits

• custom entrepreneurial activities and field trips

• participation in the Advanced Professionalism Certificate

Requirements of Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars

• maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA

• undergraduate major in entrepreneurial management

• actively participate in all programming and benefits specially designed for the Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars

Application Process:

Overall, we are looking for not only high academic-achieving students, but also motivated students who have an entrepreneurial mindset.

To be considered for the Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars program, you must be admitted to Ball State University and have indicated a major in entrepreneurship. For 2014, you do not have to first be admitted to Ball State in order to apply for Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars program. On the application simply enter “N/A” for your “BSU ID”. 

Applications for the program must be completed by Saturday, March 1, 2014. Finalists for the Weaver Popcorn Company Scholars award will be required to participate in a phone interview day, which will be scheduled on a personal basis during the summer.

Please contact us for any questions regarding this program.