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The Business Fellows Program provides students a four-year, experiential, team-based scholastic, business experience with like-minded students. Working with a dedicated director, students are provided personal mentoring, networking, travel and opportunities to learn about business careers and the ever-changing business world from scholars and practitioners. Students will engage in deep interactions with the business faculty from disciplines such as accounting, banking, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, project management, sales, strategy and supply chain and then have opportunities to see how these disciplines are applied in real-world business applications.


Students in the Business Fellows Program have unique opportunities to:

  • Complete core business classes as a cohort

  • Engage with faculty members

  • Have priority access to important business networking events

  • Participate in the BB&T Leadership Certification program

  • Support for travel opportunities to engage with world-renowned business leaders

  • Compete in business competitions

  • Participate in the Phillips School of Business Advisory Board

  • Serve as an upper-class mentor for first and second year fellowship students

Successful applicants to the Business Fellows Program will have a declared major in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing or Sales and have a track record of interest in studying Business. Previous business courses, owning a business, participation in business competitions or conferences and other business-related experience will be an advantage for applications. The program is highly selective and is limited to the top 100 incoming Business students in each entering class.

To be considered for membership into the Business Fellows Program, you must first submit your High Point University undergraduate admissions application.

Then, please complete your Business Fellows application through your PantherPage by February 1 for priority applicants, and by March 1 for all others.

Business Fellows will receive a $3,000 scholarship renewable annually based on academic performance and continued participation in the program. This is in addition to any Presidential or High Point Scholarship. Fellows must meet GPA and professionalism requirements to be awarded continuation of their fellowship into the next academic year.

Business Fellows will also have priority access to HPU’s In-Residence Professionals
— world leaders who have committed their time and expertise to help HPU students stand out in a crowded market.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Dr. Oliver Stoutner
Director of the Business Fellows Program
Assistant Professor of Management
(336) 841-9606