Blank Leadership Scholars

In the fall of 2021, Babson welcomed the second class of The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholars.

Selected for their outstanding academic achievements and potential, the Blank Leadership Scholars represent the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders who will lead change needed to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Together with last year’s inaugural cohort, they’ll contribute to defining and shaping the future of Babson’s Blank School, and the future of the scholarship. They join the existing Arthur Blank Scholarship recipients, undergraduates who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential, academic achievement, and financial need. Since 2002, Mr. Blank has awarded 62 Babson students the Arthur Blank Scholarship.

Meet the 2025 Cohort of Blank Leadership Scholars

Meet the Inaugural Cohort of Blank Leadership Scholars

Michael Agard ’24

Michael Agard ’24

Raised in an entrepreneurial environment, Michael Agard ’24 knows leadership.

Oliver Bustos ’24

Oliver Bustos ’24

The first in his family to attend college, Oliver Bustos ’24 is always looking for an opportunity.

Charlotte Cole ’24

Charlotte Cole ’24

For Charlotte Cole ’24, creativity and entrepreneurship go hand in hand.

Madison Grogan ’24

Madison Grogan ’24

Call Madison Grogan ’24 a connector.

Shruti Jain ’24

Shruti Jain ’24

Shruti Jain ’24 knows a thing or two about building community.

Kate Lapierre ’24

Kate Lapierre ’24

Kate Lapierre ’24 dreams of a more sustainable future.

About the Scholarship

The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based award. Scholars can receive an additional $2,500 during their junior year to develop their unique talents and pursue their personal passions.

The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who embody Blank’s leadership qualities, and the foundational values of the school.