Morningside College senior receives national entrepreneur scholarship

Jan 30, 2017 • Business

Morningside College senior Josh Doering, a business administration major from Hubbard, Iowa, will receive the $5,000 Closetbox Entrepreneur Scholarship after being selected from among 120 applicants nationwide.

Closetbox, a full-service storage company headquartered in Denver, Colo., selected Doering as the scholarship recipient because of his ability to take an idea and turn it into something real and functioning. Doering has developed and marketed Seed Slide, a device that allows farmers to safely open and unload large seed boxes.

“This scholarship provides student entrepreneurs the funds to keep working towards their degree while rewarding the hard work they put towards their startup,” said Marcus Mollmann, Closetbox founder and CEO. “In various startup communities a negative view of college education has taken hold, and we take issue with this. We believe in keeping bright young people in school through the end, as these minds are starting the businesses of tomorrow.”

The Closetbox scholarship is the latest honor Doering has received for his entrepreneurial efforts with Seed Slide. The Future Founders' UPitch competition presented Doering with its top prize in December 2015. He won the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Pitch Competition in October 2016.