Community First Health Plans supports diverse entrepreneurs and strives to be a resource partner for small businesses to succeed.
SAN ANTONIO – March 31, 2022 – Community First Health Plans Empowering Pathways: Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program applications are due on April 3, 2022. This scholarship program is designed for Community First Health Plans Members who are interested in starting or growing their own small business.
The Entrepreneur Scholarship Program provides participants with the tools, knowledge, and support to build a strong business foundation. Participants will receive free business education, training programs, one-on-one mentorship, confidential business advice, extensive professional referral network, opportunities to expand their business or pivot to a new idea, and most especially lifelong business partnerships will be formed.
“Everyone deserves to pursue their entrepreneurial dream and at Community First we believe in supporting all our members in every way. The entrepreneurial spirit lives in each of us and we are honored to support a Community First member’s dream become a reality.” says Theresa Scepanski, President and CEO, Community First Health Plans.
Through the help of Community First partners like the University of Texas at San Antonio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and LiftFund, selected applicants will participate in a two-part educational series that will cover topics such as basic start-up knowledge, business plan structure, strategic planning, leadership, and marketing.
In addition, one-on-one business advising will help develop and refine business plans, identify sources of capital, analyze financial records, conduct specialized research for specific needs, and create marketing and advertising campaigns to grow their business.
Eligible participants who identify as a Community First Member and are at least 18 years of age can apply by visiting https://CommunityFirstHealthPlans.com/Scholarships. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 3, 2022.
ABOUT COMMUNITY FIRST HEALTH PLANS
Community First Health Plans was established in 1995, by the University Health System, specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and the surrounding seven counties. As the only locally owned and managed, non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas. Our goal is to make San Antonio have more successful health outcomes by putting the community first. Learn more at https://communityfirsthealthplans.com/.