Hillman Entrepreneurs Program

 

To say that the Hillman Entrepreneurship Program was significantly impactful on my life is an understatement.
The program truly changed my life.

Wade Cassamajor ‘08



Our Mission

To support, develop, and graduate ethical leaders who want to energize and give back to their local communities in their business pursuits.

Hillman alumna April Chaires
             (front left) with President Obama
Hillman alumna April Chaires (front left) with President Obama at Martha's Table in Washington, DC.

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Our Founder

To me, an entrepreneur is a person who thinks out-of-the-box, questions the status quo, and tries to find new and better ways to do things. We want to give people confidence to fail, to try, to walk differently than anybody else.

People will be successful if they set high goals and aim to achieve them. It will make the world a better place.

 

David Hillman
Chairman and CEO, Southern Management Corp.

 

 

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Our Impact

For some the gap is wide. Minority, first-generation and low-income students in particular face enormous challenges to successfully complete their education and launch viable careers. Helping these students reach their educational goals and become leaders in their communities is what the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program is all about.

Using all of the resources available to them through the Program—from internships and mentorships to team-building and one-on-one advising, as well as a strong foundation in the concepts and skills of entrepreneurship, our students are excelling.

 

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News and Announcements

  • Two students were awarded Women’s and Gender Studies Program Scholarships for their work in promoting awareness of mental illness.
  • A recent Hillman alumna was accepted into a prestigious graduate entrepreneurship program at Oklahoma State University.
  • Many students enter UMD’s Limited Enrollment Programs in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, Government and Politics, and Biological Sciences.

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The Hillman Entrepreneur Student

 

Hillman community college students receive:

  • Scholarships covering two-thirds of the cost of tuition, including fees and books
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership courses
  • On-site, one-on-one mentoring and paid internships
  • An associates degree

Students transferring to the University of Maryland receive:

  • Scholarships covering up to two-thirds of the cost of tuition
  • Access to the Hillman Student Entrepreneurs Center, a professional and academic workspace and one-on-one mentoring
  • A minor in Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Impact Pre-Seed Fund: $500 to $5,000 grants for business plans that have a positive impact on society

 

Hillman 2014 graduates and Mr. David Hillman
Mr. David Hillman and 2014 Hillman graduates.

 


Our Hillman intern has been a wonderful addition to our staff, providing technical and marketing support.

I’ve also had the pleasure of interacting with many other Hillman students through local business and networking events. In all instances, I’ve been impressed with their professionalism, work ethic, and business acumen. Because I’ve had such a positive personal experience with the Hillman students, I highly recommend this local talent pool to the business community.

Kelly Leonard,
CEO, Taylor-Leonard Corporation


Hillman Entrepreneurs Program
2120 Potomac Bldg. 092  College Park, MD 20742
Office of Undergraduate Studies
University of Maryland
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