Each year, twelve junior-level students (4 engineering, 4 business, 2 science and 2 communication) are selected as Boeing Scholars. In their senior year, these students participate in a multidisciplinary design course in which they address Boeing-sponsored projects with both engineering and business components.
The Boeing Company instituted this scholarship program at the turn of the century at WSU to provide a multidisciplinary educational experience for outstanding students. When Boeing Scholars enter the globally competitive industrial workplace, they already have experience working with professionals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.
If you are selected as a Boeing Scholar, you must do the following:
- Apply for a Boeing paid summer internship in the fall of your junior year.
- Accept and participate in an internship if offered. Internships start in May and June.
- Participate in professional development activities, such as attending designated seminars and planning events
- Enroll in the Boeing Seminar Course
Projects from the 2016-2017 cohort included the following:
- Small scale, high powered actuators for robotic control of wind tunnel models: this project was exploring novel actuator and control systems that would enable highly efficient wind tunnel testing of new air frame configurations.
- Aero Structure Damping Modeling:this project goal was to develop efficient methods to determine damping coefficients. Proper damping in the airframe enables more comfort for passengers and is an important part of the design and test cycle of new airplanes.
- $500 in your junior year
- $3,000 in your senior year
- Certified business major
- Junior class standing
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
Applications will be accepted from August 1 – September 8, 2019.