The Gene Luczkiw Spirit of Enterprise Scholarship Award was established by the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2008 to foster, cultivate, and spread the Spirit of Enterprise amongst the youth of Niagara. Gene Luczkiw embodied this spirit as he tirelessly worked to help individuals discover their unique abilities and find meaning and purpose in their lives and careers. Gene’s professional activities focused on entrepreneurial research and innovative program design dedicated to the facilitating of entrepreneurs and enterprising individuals.
Each year, we invite educators throughout Niagara to help us identify students who clearly demonstrate the enterprising spirit in their lives. Gene defined Enterprise as, “the taking of initiative to achieve a self-determined goal while sharing your achievement with others.”
This scholarship award is presented annually to a graduating student attending their final year of high school in the Niagara Region and planning to attend a recognized post-secondary educational institution in the fall of of the following year, or, a student currently enrolled as a full-time student at Brock University or Niagara College and planning on attending a post-secondary educational institution in the fall of the following year.
Since 2008, 33 enterprising students have been presented with scholarship awards totalling more than $55,000.
Nominations for the 2019/20 Gene Luczkiw Spirit of Enterprise Scholar Awards will open in the fall of 2019.