Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Carson College of Business Frank Fellows Program   

Frank Fellows Program

The Frank Fellows Program is a one-year experiential program designed to help you develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the techniques for starting and growing emerging technology companies.

Each year 12 senior business and engineering student scholars are selected for the program. It combines:

  • A sequence of short courses on entrepreneurship
  • Opportunities to interact with entrepreneurs in local and Silicon Valley startups
  • Paid summer internships at a technology company
  • An academic-year-long multidisciplinary project class culminating in the WSU Business Plan Competition
  • Ongoing mentoring and networking activities

Previous scholars have emerged from the program with a solid foundation in technology-industry entrepreneurship.

Award amount



  • Certified business or engineering major
  • Junior class standing when applying


Apply in the fall of your Junior year by providing the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Send your application to:

Howard Davis, Ph.D.
Director, Harold Frank Entrepreneurship Institute
Washington State University
PO Box 642713
Pullman, WA 99164-2713


Friday, September 8, 2017

In the news

A team of Frank Fellows scholars win the 2014 Startup Weekend Spokane business competition.


Marie Mayes, M.B.A

Clinical assistant professor and
Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
MISE Department, College of Business
Phone: 509-335-5628
Office: Todd 437d

Howard Davis, director

Harold Frank Entrepreneurship Institute
College of Engineering and Architecture
Dana Hall 143

Washington State University