Stapleton Family Endowed Business Scholarship


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Graduate Student Support


It is understood that express approval by the Donors is required prior to any use of their names, personal information or bios in university publications. The following single statement is approved for this purpose:

A generous gift from two alumni and longtime University of California, Riverside supporters to the School of Business will enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university, allowing UCR to recruit and reward top-tier faculty and local Inland Empire students in the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. UC Riverside is grateful for the philanthropic support that Teresa and Robert Stapleton have provided in establishing the Stapleton Presidential Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Schulman Endowed Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Stapleton Family Endowed Business Scholarship.

This gift is the Stapleton family's latest show of support for UCR, having generously given their time to mentor and advise students and faculty in the School of Business.

Having been raised in the Riverside community Robert and Teresa Stapleton are passionate about education. Robert holds Bachelor of Science (1980) and Master of Arts in Business (1982) degrees from the University of California, Riverside ("UCR"). Teresa attended UCR (Class of '81) as a biology major and later went on to complete a BS in Nursing from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles and a Masters in Nursing from University of Washington.

General Purpose:
The award shall be used to provide scholarships to students enrolled in SoBA's, A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Criteria and Selection Process:
The Stapleton Family Endowed Business Scholarship will be exclusively utilized to identify, recruit, and retain the best and brightest local students from the Inland Southern California area to AGSM at the graduate level and ensure financial need does not hinder the academic and professional development of these students. Further, to recognize excellence in academic merit, leadership ability, innovation and entrepreneurship. Scholarships will be awarded annually, and exclusively, to local students enrolled in one of the AGSM's graduate programs.

Recipient(s) shall be selected by a faculty committee appointment by the Dean of the School of Business Administration. In years when there is no candidate who meets the criteria, awards will be held until the following year.

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