HP LIFE Scholarship Program

HP LIFE Small Business Training Scholarship Program

Sponsored by US Bank

About the HP LIFE Scholarship Program:

The Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Hewlett Packard and US Bank have partnered to offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to existing and emerging businesses in our region.  Through a generous donation from US Bank the HP LIFE Scholarship Program will pay for half of your tuition to participate in a dynamic training program that teaches entrepreneurs business strategies using technology tools.  The tools are designed to assist entrepreneurs in starting, expanding and innovating; Housed in the state-of-the-art Hewlett Packet computer lab and training facility at the SBDC-Greater Sacramento/Sierra office in Sacramento, CA. The HP LIFE Small Business Training Scholarship Program consists of a series of workshops to enhance businesses’ marketing, operations, communications, and finance capabilities. HP LIFE trainers take participants through interactive presentations, case discussions, small- and large-group dialogue, and hands on computer applications.

Scholarship Program Options:

Scholarships cover 50% of the total fees of our HP LIFE workshop series. You can choose to attend Level I, Level II or both series. 

To view a description of courses included in each series see our course listing and class schedule on the HP LIFE Workshops page.

Scholarship opportunities made available by US Bank:

To qualify for the HP LIFE Scholarship Program, applicants must:

  • Be a start-up or existing business
  • Have fewer than 10 employees
  • Be willing to attend all workshops in the series that you have selected
  • Have familiarity with using computers and software programs on a PC or Mac
  • Consent to be photographed, videotaped and interviewed for print and electronic promotional materials and reports

Workshop Series:

Click link below to view course topics and the length of each series:

Course topics and descriptions

Application Deadlines:

Series I:  To be announced

Series II:  To be announced


The HP LIFE Scholarship Program is made possible by generous contributions of corporate sponsors and private foundations. The SBDC is proud to partner with U.S. Bank to sponsor the first class of HP LIFE Small Business Training Scholarship Program. For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact the SBDC at (916) 563-3210.

Ready to Apply?

Online applications are currently being accepted.  As with all things technology related, it would be prudent for you to print yourself a completed application, and/or save it, just in case.    Click here to begin.