Could You Be a Hillman Entrepreneur?

Criteria for the Hillman Entrepreneurs

The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program attracts students with entrepreneurial potential. Students who have an entrepreneurial mindset and who have already demonstrated real-life business experiences or who have ideas that show promise for future entrepreneurial endeavors are encouraged to join this unique program. In addition, intrapreneurs who show promise of becoming future leaders within existing organizations are a strong fit for this program. The goal of the program is to graduate ethical leaders who will become successful in the communities they came from, who will energize those communities and have positive economic impact on the local economy.

Characteristics that describe these talented Hillman students include determination, motivation, creativity, persistence and the potential for ethical leadership. The students demonstrate characteristics that can lead to entrepreneurial success in their daily lives and show a potential for both academic and entrepreneurial success.

These students also demonstrate adherence to the program values that encourage ethics in their business dealings and every element of their lives as well as the understanding of the importance of giving back to the communities that have made them successful through community service, and to this program and its future students.

Program Requirements

  • Students must make successful progression towards graduation with an associate’s degree in a transferable major at Montgomery College or Prince George's Community College and towards graduation with a bachelor’s degree at University of Maryland at College Park.
  • Students must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • Students must be Maryland residents (U.S. citizens, students with permanent resident status or students covered by the Dream Act).
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits by Fall program entry.  Students must have taken one transferrable math course or be eligible to take a college-level math course during their first semester in program. 
  • Students must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher to be accepted and remain in the program.
  • Students must be in a program of study which transfers to UMCP (pre-law not eligible).
  • Students must be available for a daytime Hillman credit course each semester.
  • Students must be committed to additional programmatic and team-building activities outside of class.
  • Students must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).