Qopolis LLC, Pay It Forward

Scholarship Sponsor Information




Many people have been very fortunate in their lives.  Many others have not. For those people who feel a moral imperative to help change the lives of those who are highly motivated and seeking to build a career in business, they can help by contributing to the Pay It Forward (PIF) scholarship program of Qopolis LLC.

Larry Zimmerman is the Chairman of the Board of Qopolis LLC.  His parents helped build a single fabric store in Ohio into a national chain that made over $2 Billion in 2010. When Larry’s parents passed, he decide to use the wealth created to support programs that would help solve problems in our society.  Currently, a huge problem is the lack of jobs, as the unemployment figures indicate. 

Larry Zimmerman, knows that his parents helped create a lot of jobs, that started with a single small business. Small businesses are responsible for creating over 65% of all jobs in the United States and other parts of the world. However, 88% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. They fail mainly, because the owners of the small businesses, do not have a good business education. Most small businesses are started by entrepreneurs who have a passion and willing to take a risk, but few have a good education in business. Most business owners did not go to  a good business university because they are very expensive.

Larry decided to change that and partnered with some key individuals. They created Qopolis LLC in 2011 to develop the best business education possible to those who need it. There were two problems to solve; 1) accessibility and 2) affordability.

The first problem is solved by developing a new online business university, Qopolis University, with the curriculum designed by Harvard Business School Professors like Paul Gompers as head of Qopolis curriculum development.

The second problem is solved by creating a scholarship program for those who cannot afford to pay the tuition easily without going into debt. That scholarship program needs funding to cover costs for students who have the desire, but not the funds to easily pay for the tuition.  Larry and his friends created the “Pay It Forward” Scholarship Program that will cover between 50% - 95% of all tuition costs for students of the new business university for students (families) making $0 - 99,000 a year in income.

NOTE: Families making $100,000 or more are not eligible for the PIF Scholarship Program.

Qopolis University will focus on teaching students the best and latest business practices in the new Internet and global business environment using all digital curriculum and “books” that can updated immediately as the business environment changes.  This is unlike universities that rely on printed books or rigid, outdated, teaching requirements, or antiquated technology models. 

Qopolis University does not have any ‘legacy costs’ that drive tuition out of reach of many families such as, property taxes, utilities, buildings, stadiums, libraries, trash removal, parking lots, etc.  The main costs that tuition at Qopolis University must cover are the professors and server administration.

Larry is hiring the best Ivy League business professors in the country to ensure the highest quality teaching. The total, 4-year, tuition for students in families making $100,000 or more, will be $60,000.  They will not qualify for PIF scholarships.

Students from families making $0 - $99,000 a year, qualify for PIF scholarships.  Those qualified students will pay only $2,970 for the entire 4-year program.

We ask that all scholarship support be done anonymously, without public credit or public acknowledgement. However, we will accept support from those people, they require their name be used/identified if necessary.

We do not want this program used for political or marketing purposes for individuals, as the spirit of the scholarship is to help without return. We do not want support by those looking to gain acclaim or congratulations or have their name on some portion of the university, as many times happens at other universities who, then become indebted to those contributors.

We are looking for those successful and/or fortunate individuals who want to make a difference without expecting anything more than our thanks for the support in the spirit/ethos of Pay It Forward philosophy. However, any support can be designated to help only a specific group of students that meets a certain criteria as designated by the person supporting the PIF program for them.

If you have been fortunate with financial success and would like to support the PIF scholarship program, please contact Qopolis LLC at sponsor@Qopolis.com with your contact information.  We would certainly like to speak with anyone who is able to support this program and Pay It Forward.