Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

March 17, 2021


ATHENS, W.Va. –  The Concord University Department of Business will host the 27th Concord Business Challenge (CBC) virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Business Challenge is designed to give high school students an opportunity to test their business knowledge base.

Junior and senior high school students from West Virginia and Virginia are expected to participate virtually in the Concord Business Challenge. This popular on-campus event is normally held every year in October, however the October 2020 competition was rescheduled as a virtual activity for  March 2021.

For this virtual event, students will complete the challenge exams online at their high school. Participants will compete in a variety of business academic competitions including accounting, business communications, finance, economics, computer applications, hospitality, management, marketing, and business math. There will be first, second, and third overall winners announced in each challenge competition.

In addition, all participants will be competing to earn either a $4,000 or $1,000 scholarship. The 12 scholarship winners will be selected based on their Business Challenge scholarship examination performance. The two students scoring the highest on the exam will qualify for up to a $4,000 scholarship, to be awarded over eight semesters, when they enroll full-time at Concord University. The remaining 10 scholarship winners will each receive a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship when they enroll full-time at Concord University. Each scholarship winner must meet admissions criteria established by the University for entering freshmen. The Admissions Office will be the primary administrator of the awards.

A virtual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 starting at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be broadcast live via Facebook and will be livestreamed on the Concord YouTube channel. Awards for each challenge exam will be announced along with scholarship winners and overall school winners.

For registration information contact the CBC Coordinator, Stephanie D. Rocchetti at or  (304) 384-5244.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

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