September 08, 2009 15:18 ET

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Extends Submission Deadline to September 15, 2009

College Students Running a Business Still Have Chance to Win $150,000 in Cash and Prizes

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) -


Due to overwhelming interest from student business owners around the world, The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a program of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), has extended its deadline to September 15, 2009. Undergraduate students currently running a business still have the chance to apply for the contest with the chance to win $150,000 in cash and prizes. Top applicants will be called to present their companies at regional finals, and the first place winners of all regional competitions will be invited to compete at the 2009 GSEA Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.


College and university students can apply directly online at Faculty, advisors and business owners can also nominate a student business owner at


Deadline for U.S. citizens: September 15, 2009


--  The student must be an undergraduate student at a recognized university
    or college for the 2008/2009 academic year and enrolled in school at
    the time of application.

--  The student must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of
    their company and principally responsible for its operation.

--  The student's company must have been in business for at least the last
    six consecutive months, and the business must be a for-profit business.

--  The student must have not been the GSEA winner in the past and/or were
    not one of the seven finalists for the 2008 GSEA Global Finals

About the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

As the premier global competition for undergraduate students, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) inspire students to adopt entrepreneurial endeavors by bringing global visibility to student business owners who are innovative, profitable and socially responsible. Since 1998, the GSEA, a program founded at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, has honored outstanding undergraduates who juggle a course load as a student and run their own businesses at the same time. The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) took on leadership of the GSEA in 2006 to offer student entrepreneurs access to a global network of mentors, resources and connections from the most influential community of entrepreneurs in the world. The GSEA is generously supported by founding partner Mercedes Benz Financial and major foundations, including the NYSE Foundation the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Todd Thomas Foundation. To nominate a student entrepreneur or to get involved, go to

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