Scholarship Information & Essay Submission

Store Coach'seCommerce Entrepreneur

If you are a college student who plans to start an online business after (or during) your education then Store Coach wants to help fund your degree. Check out the details below for our first annual eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship.


  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Awarded: January 31, 2017
  • Eligible: Any full or part time college students enrolled during the 2016-2017 school year


The Store Coach eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship is intended to help fund students during their college careers who are interested in successfully running their own online businesses in the future. Store Coach broke ground in 2010 with the goal of helping educate people around the world on how to start and run successful eCommerce businesses. The training program was written and designed by “Coach” Dave Hermansen and is offered free on our website.

We are happy to continue our annual scholarship which was launched last year. This scholarship is meant to carry on our mission by helping college students reach their education and eventual financial goals.


To be eligible for this scholarship students must be enrolled full or part time at an accredited university during the 2016 - 2017 school year. The selected winner of this scholarship will be contacted prior to the scholarship being awarded to provide proof of enrollment. If proof is not provided before the award date a runner up will be selected. Students with an interest in eCommerce who are studying any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Essay Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship students must submit an essay no later than December 1, 2016 based on one of the following topics:

  • What do you believe will be the most important aspect of internet marketing in the next five years and how do you expect to harness it to become a successful entrepreneur?
  • What do you expect will be the biggest challenge for online businesses in the next five years and how do you plan to overcome this challenge?

Essays must be between 750 and 1,000 words and not previously published in any form. The winning essay will be selected based on both quality of writing as well as for providing a plausible and well reasoned answer to the topic selected.

The winning essay will be published on Store Coach’s blog during February 2017. Runners up may also be featured. By applying to this scholarship you grant Store Coach the rights to edit and publish your work. Ownership of the submitted work is retained by the author.

To apply complete the form below. You may write your essay in the submission form below but we would recommend instead that you copy and paste it from another location to avoid losing your work in case of a browser error.