PULLMAN, Wash. — The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the College of Business of Economics at Washington State University will award five $500 and five $1,000 scholarship for business students choosing to study entrepreneurship.
Selection of the fellowship is based on academic and personal achievements. Recipients must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better, certify in the college’s Entrepreneurship Program, and provide a demonstration of leadership and venture behavior. Awards will be made for the 1998 fall semester.
Applications must include a letter of interest, resume, completed application form and a 500-word statement on why the applicant wishes to pursue entrepreneurial studies. Deadline for receipt of application materials is May 1. Interested students should contact Penne Pierson at 335-5051 or e-mail ppierson@wsu.edu.
Entrepreneurship was added as a new business administration option at WSU last fall. It is designed to provide education and training in the critical skills essential for business creation and innovation. The program is multi-disciplinary, and its courses are offered by several different departments. At the helm of the program is Rom Markin, Huber Professor of Entrepreneurship, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and former dean of the college.