A successful property entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in real estate investment finance, development, financial services, start-up companies, and construction, Ted Rollins is the Executive Chairman and Managing Partner of Valeo Groupe. He is particularly interested in investing in specialized opportunities in the financial services and real estate industries that balance economic, environmental, and social results.
SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS (TED AND HOLLY ROLLINS)
TED ROLLINS (1962-2021)
Ted was a great visionary, businessman, philanthropist, musician, and friend to many people all across the world. He was also a beloved brother, father, son, spouse, and mentor to countless people. Ted’s first job as a teen was to carry Johnny Cash’s baggage while he was on tour and eventually joined him on stage. Prior to getting his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Ted attended The Citadel and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors. He then began working as a banker in New York, where he specialized in real estate finance. Together with Mike Harnett, a classmate from business school, he later founded Campus Crest, a publicly traded firm with over 50,000 beds across the US and Canada in over 70 locations with assets totaling more than $2.3 billion in both partnership and wholly-owned facilities. Ted launched Valeo in the middle of the 2010s after assisting Harrison Street in helping Campus Crest go public. The company initially operated in England before being expanded into Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, and the US.
In addition to others, he was on the boards of Fortegra and Rollins Jamaica. Work Hard was the mantra he utilized in both business and life, and it perfectly describes his limitless energy, good humor, and generous nature.
It’s crucial to mention that he benefited immensely from the guidance of other eminent family members, mentors, and leaders, such as his father John W. Rollins, Sr., his cousin R. Randall Rollins, John R. Cash, and his brother John W. Rollins Jr.
Thousands of people’s lives have already been influenced by his vision for creating communities and offering wonderful residential experiences, and this impact will last for decades.
Holly is both a businesswoman and an artist. She has more than 20 years of experience in content marketing, digital marketing, public relations, and marketing. She has developed effective content marketing and online marketing for a variety of industries, including global development, healthcare, and wellness. She has always advocated for workforce development. She has focused on making sure that driven students of all ages have access to universities and specialized training for vocations that match both their aptitudes and talents through her work with several organizations.
Promoting and situating B2B and B2C clients in domestic and foreign media, from USA Today to the Wall Street Journal, is a noteworthy client experience. She has worked in the governmental, corporate, and nonprofit sectors on projects ranging from economic and employment services to global healthcare. She also contributes to the Huffington Post, and the Digital Marketing Institute has consistently recognized her as a Top Global Content Marketer since 2014.
She holds a master’s degree in global public relations and journalism from USC and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and marketing from Appalachian State University.
This award recognizes the goal of the late Ted Rollins and his wife Holly Rollins, who wanted to support deserving students. Many of them face disadvantages yet nonetheless achieve academic success.
INFORMATION & APPLICATION
Do you want to pay for your management or sustainability degree but are still in high school or in college? To be considered, submit the application below before December 1, 2022
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Every two years, Ted Rollins and Valeo Groupe Americas give a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student majoring in business, sustainability, or marketing. You might use this money to cover living costs, books, or tuition.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
• Seniors in high school and first-year students in colleges.
• Majors in (or intends to major in) a business, sustainability, or marketing-related discipline.
• Must intend to enroll in a minimum of 10 credits during the spring 2022 semester.
HOW TO APPLY
Your interests, background, and aspirations in relation to the promotion of sustainability and eco entrepreneurship should all be included in your essay. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2022. By December 15, 2022, the panel of three judges will announce the winner.
Interested persons can now apply here