Chocolate University Class of 2020

High School International Business Immersion Application

Chocolate University is an international business immersion initiative of Askinosie Chocolate and Drury University. Chocolate University engages local high school students through the lens of artisan chocolate making and small business entrepreneurship. The mission of Chocolate University is “to inspire students to become global citizens and understand that businesses can solve world problems.”

Application Form

Application Timing: All materials necessary for the application to be reviewed by the selection committee (essay, letters of recommendation, financial information for scholarship consideration) are due by September, 30, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Selection: Applications are evaluated by a selection committee that includes employees of Askinosie Chocolate, Drury University, and Springfield Public Schools. A pool of selected applicants will be invited to an interview in mid-late October. All applications will be accepted or declined by November 15.

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2020 or 2021 and a current public school, private school or home school student residing in Greene or Christian County.

Availability: Applicants agree to be available for program orientation on a date to be announced in December 2019 and five mandatory pre-trip prep meetings to be scheduled after school in January–May 2020. Applicants must also be available to attend a 3–5 day on-campus experience at Drury University and 10–12 days of travel to/from Tanzania in July 2020. Complete key date schedule will be shared at the December orientation. Exact travel dates will be determined by March 1, 2020.

Chocolate University operates as a study abroad program with our partner, Drury University.

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