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G2 Crowd Announces Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship Program

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading marketplace for business software and services, today announces the launch of a new scholarship program for aspiring entrepreneurs. The scholarship will help the next generation of entrepreneurs offset the costs of a higher education so they can focus on their ideas for the future.

“If it weren’t for having such a strong entrepreneurial spirit, we wouldn’t be where we are today,” said Godard Abel, co-founder and chief executive officer, G2 Crowd. “Since the beginning, we’ve been driven by a desire to build a meaningful business that can change the way the world buys software. To achieve this goal, we’ve had to take risks and build a solution that could meet the needs of today’s technology buyer. We want the recipients of this scholarship to share in our commitment to building world-class solutions that will change the way we live and work.”

The company will award three $5,000 scholarships per quarter over the next 12 months to students who exhibit the greatest entrepreneurial spirit. The recipients will be chosen by a panel of three G2 Crowd team members. Notifications will be sent to honorees within two weeks of the corresponding scholarship period end date.

To apply, students are required to submit a one-page essay explaining why they’re deserving of the scholarship and how they will use the funds to advance their entrepreneurial goals.

To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time student currently enrolled (or about to be enrolled) in an accredited university in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicants are also required to have a verifiable minimum GPA of 2.5 and be at least 18 years old at the time of submission.

The scholarship periods are as follows: 

  • Q3 2018 scholarship period - July 16th, 2018, 8 a.m. CT to Oct. 19th, 2018, 5 p.m. CT
  • Q4 2018 scholarship period - Oct. 22nd, 2018, 8 a.m. CT to Jan. 18th, 2019, 5 p.m. CT
  • Q1 2019 scholarship period - Jan. 21st, 2019, 8 a.m. CT to April 19th, 2019, 5 p.m. CT
  • Q2 2019 scholarship period - April 22nd, 2019, 8 a.m. CT to Aug. 16th 2018, 5 p.m. CT

G2 Crowd is the leading B2B software review site. With more than 475,000 verified real user reviews, G2 Crowd reaches more than 1.5 million buyers each month, who come to the site for insights on business trends, software, and services. Users can research solution categories, as well as access educational business resources on the G2 Crowd Learn Hub, covering topics such as "how to write a press release" and "how to make a website."

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About G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solution review platform, leverages more than 475,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Every month, more than 1.5 million people visit G2 Crowd’s site to gain unique insights. Co-founded by the founder and former executives of SaaS leaders like BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce) and backed by more than $45 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to the business marketplace.

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