Welcome to the Chip Unsworth Scholarship Page


Long time Investment Banker Chip Unsworth is proud to be establishing what he hopes will become an annual scholarship benefiting students from undergraduate to post-graduate.  The award will be made to a talented student distinguishing him/herself, presented through an 800 word (approximate) essay addressing the essay subject noted below.    As a man of insatiable curiosity, Mr. Unsworth looks forward to reviewing and considering every submission.  It is Chip’s curiosity that has fueled a career highlighted by shrewd investments in various business sectors, and perhaps more importantly, talented individuals.  With the establishment of the Chip Unsworth Scholarship, Mr. Unsworth seeks to bring his own brand of dynamism to his new passion, and hopes that his inaugural philanthropic efforts will gel into a large part of the next portion of his life.

Financial Assistance for Deserving Students:

Chip Unsworth is deeply and personally aware of the burden of high cost university tuition.  He has experienced this burden personally That said, Mr. Unsworth believes that higher education should be accessible to all. His inaugural scholarship seeks highly talented students struggling to find the necessary funding to complete their studies.  All students attending accredited colleges and universities around the United States are encouraged to apply for the Chip Unsworth Scholarship. 

An Investment Banker with a Difference:

Chip Unsworth is an American Investment Banker, the founder of both Legend Merchant and Broadmark Capital.  Legend was amongst the first companies in the United States to engage in the underwriting and development of SPACs or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. These entities provided investors with votes for or against corporate acquisitions.   Chip Unsworth can count as career highlights advocating a proxy contest facilitating the legendary Bass Brothers’ acquisition of the La Quinta Motor Inns Limited Partnership.   Amongst other notable transactions was the acquisition by Servico of the Prime Motor Inn chain of hotels.  

Giving Back:

Chip Unsworth has mentored many talented post-study individuals throughout his career.  He hopes that his scholarship will provide early access to the best and the brightest.  The limited number of scholarships available countrywide available for students aspiring to fulfill their ambitions to graduate is a gap Unsworth hopes to fill.  The ability to give back is an experience that Chip has looked forward to for many years. . 

About the Chip Unsworth Scholarship:

The initial Chip Unsworth Scholarship has been designed to award one student attending a United States accredited college or university.  The student must display a track record of academic excellence, leadership attributes, and innovative thinking.   Scholarship essays will be judged for quality of writing as well as originality.  The Chip Unsworth Scholarship is the initial philanthropic endeavor undertaken by Unsworth. 

Chip Unsworth Scholarship Details:

  • Award Amount – $1,000 
  • Application deadline: 1st of December 2021.
  • Winner Announcement: 15th of December 2021.
  • Submit your application with the following information to info@chipunsworthscholarship.com:
  • First/Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Graduation Date
  • College or university that you attend:
  • Current GPA

Essay Subject (should be approximately 800 words in a WORD-DOC format, and  attached to the email submission:  

  • Please recount a time when you faced a serious challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you as a person, and what life lesson did you learn as a result? 

The award winning students will have his/her name and university published on the Chip Unsworth Scholarship website.