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Eric Dalius Grant

Last Updated – 29th-May-2021

 Winner of Grant – Matthew Johnson – Virginia Tech

Last Updated – 25th-May-2021

As a marketing guru and world-class entrepreneur, Eric has built unique pathways for both financial and personal success through his many successful ventures. With a mission to support and nurture talented and hardworking American students in pursuit of higher education, he has instituted the Eric Dalius Grant, which will award a financial aid of $1,000 to the most deserving candidate.


How to Apply:

To apply for the Eric Dalius Grant, the candidate must be either a high school senior who will soon be enrolled in post-secondary education, or a freshman/sophomore/junior/senior attending an accredited US college or university.

Applicants must write an original essay of at least 800 words in response to the following

prompt: “What funding challenges do entrepreneurs face and how do they overcome those challenges?”

Please submit necessary and accurate details in the form of a Word document to Your application should contain an original essay alongside the following details in the body of your email:

  • Name
  • Contact number
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Proof of enrollment at a recognized or accredited college/university/institute
  • Expected graduation date (YYYY.MM.DD)
  • Current GPA

Selection Process

There will be two separate grants awarded to two deserving students in the year.

Grant 1 deadline: August 15, 2020

Winner announcement: August 30, 2020

Amount: USD1000/-

Grant 2 deadline: April 1, 2021

Winner announcement: April 15, 2021

Amount: USD1000/-

The recipient of the grant will be notified formally via email, and the winning candidate will be required to acknowledge the email at the earliest. The winner of the Eric Dalius Grant will be officially announced on and the prize money will be transferred accordingly.