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  • What are the program requirements?

    What are the selection criteria?

    What is the application process?

    Is there a GPA requirement?

    What if I already have a bachelor’s degree? Am I still eligible for the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program?

    Are there any class requirements and if so what are they?

    Why do I have to be available to take afternoon classes?

    What if I’m an international student? Am I eligible for the program?

    What determines the amount of the scholarship at University of Maryland College Park?

    When is the deadline?

    Who founded the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program?


    What are the program requirements?

    • Students must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
    • Students must be Maryland residents (U.S. citizens or students with permanent resident status, or covered by the DREAM Act).
    • Students must demonstrate that they have completed a minimum of 30 credits including or entering into one transferrable math course.
    •  Students  must be in program of study which transfers to UMCP (pre-law not eligible)
    • Students must be available for a daytime Hillman course each semester.
    • Students must be committed to additional programmatic and team-building activities.
    • Students must make successful progression towards graduation with an associate degree in a transferable major at PGCC and towards graduation with a bachelor’s degree at UMCP.
    • Students must have membership in or willingness to join one of the PGCC student organizations including the Collegian Centers.
    • Students must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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    What are the selection criteria?

       Students selected to be Hillman Entrepreneurs demonstrate

    • An entrepreneurial mindset
    • Potential for becoming a successful entrepreneur or leader within a larger organization
    • Ability to be successful academically and graduate from PGCC and ultimately from UMCP
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    What is the application process? 

    To Apply for Admission, please:

    • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or employer.
    • For students who have not attended PGCC for at  least two semesters, you will need to fax, email or mail your college transcript(s) from the other institution(s).

    to:             

    301-386-7591 (fax)

    or

    Hillman@pgcc.edu

    or 

    Ruth V. Lewis, Program Director
    Hillman Entrepreneurs Program
    Marlboro Hall, Room 2051
    Prince George’s Community College
    301 Largo Road
    Largo, MD  20774

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    Is there a GPA requirement?

    Yes, a GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to enter the program. 

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    What if I already have a bachelor’s degree? Am I still eligible for the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program?

    No. 

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    Are there any class requirements and if so what are they?

    Hillman Entrepreneurs must take one class together each semester. The required course is selected to enhance students’ entrepreneurial knowledge Note, this course is usually offered in the afternoon. 

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    Why do I have to be available to take afternoon classes?

     Students in the program will transfer to University of Mayrland, College Park which is geared to full-time students who take classes during the day. Hillman Entrepreneur applicants must show they have the flexibility in their schedules to matriculate at UMCP. Note, the required Hillman course is usually offered in the afternoon. 

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    What if I’m an international student? Am I eligible for the program?

    The program is for students who intend to stay in the state of Maryland and contribute to the growth and success of the state. International students with permanent residency are eligible to apply. 

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    What determines the amount of the scholarship at University of Maryland College Park?

     It is based on financial need. Submitting a Federal Application for Free Student Aid is required to receive the scholarship at UMCP. 

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    When is the deadline?

     The deadline for Fall 2014 application submission is August 1, 2014. 

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    Who founded the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program?

    The impetus for the program came from David Hillman, founder and CEO of Southern Management Corporation. Mr. Hillman, a life-long resident of this area, started his property management company in 1965. Today, with approximately 25,000 units in the Mid-Atlantic region, Southern Management is a leader in the field. The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program is a collaboration of the David H. and Suzanne G. Hillman Family Foundation, Prince George’s Community College and the University of Maryland, College Park. 

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