If you had $1,000 to start a business, what would you do with it? Every major business success started out small, so every year, Crown & Caliber offers a $1,000 scholarship to a high school or university student with an A+ business plan.

2017 Submission: Deadline May 31 | Winner Notified: August 1

What's Required?

With your application, feel free to be as creative as possible. Here’s the things we’ll need to see in your plan.

  • Business Concept & Mission statement

    Introduce your company, and explain its purpose.

  • Differentiation

    Explain what differentiates your service or product from what already exists.

  • Market analysis

    Identify your competitors, where you fit amongst them, and where you’re trying to enter.

  • Audience

    Identify your target market.

  • marketing

    Explain how you would market your service/product to the audience you identified.

  • budget

    Explain how you would apply your initial budget of $1,000 to each of the areas above.

How to Apply

Submit your business plan in PDF format to

Use the subject line "Scholarship Application - Your Name"

Use the following document name template: LastName_FirstName_Date.pdf

Past Winner

Frequently Asked Questions

No. All business plans and supplementary material will stay the property of the applicant, regardless of whether it’s the winning submission or not.

We’ll send the winner an email to notify them and arrange for them to receive their $1,000.

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