ATU Business Students Raise Funds for Scholarship

Rachel Stone Cookies Fall 2022
Rachel Stone's baking skills helped the Arkansas Tech University School of Business raise scholarship funds during the fall 2022 semester.

Arkansas Tech University students in Dr. Stephen Jones’ fall 2022 Small Business Management classes deployed their entrepreneurial skills over a one-week period to support a scholarship program that benefits their peers.

The 42 participating ATU School of Business students invested no more than $5 of their own money in a variety of business ventures with a goal of raising money for the Dr. Robert R. Edwards Book Scholarship through the ATU Foundation. The students were prohibited from dedicating any additional financial resources to their projects.

Over the course of the one-week project, Jones’ students raised $1,281.41 for the Edwards Book Scholarship. The average amount raised was $30.51 per student.

The top fund-raiser was Rachel Stone with $170.34. Stone is a senior business administration major from Hagarville. She baked and sold more than 38 dozen cookies in support of the project.

Over a span of five years, the seven-day business challenge program has raised approximately $6,800 for the Edwards Book Scholarship.

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