Boeing Scholars Program
Each year, twelve junior-level students from the Pullman Campus (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 during your senior year
Boeing Scholar Projects
3D Printing on Mars
- 2019: Investigated the supply chain and technology implications of using Earth vs. Mars-native materials for 3D printing on Mars
- 2020: Investigated the electrostatic properties of 3D printing materials and multiple finishing techniques relative to Mars temperature, pressure, and atmospheric dust
- 2021: Tested 3D printing approaches to creating replacement parts for a Mars Helicopter
Distributed Power Systems
- 2019: Investigated incorporating local storage technology into the power grid to increase the utility of renewable energy sources for residential and commercial users and power providers.
Ergonomic “Mule” Redesign
- 2020: Redesigned the hose and cable handling of a hydraulics “mule” to improve ergonomics
Nitrogen Oxide Scrubber
- 2021: Investigated causes of frothing and clogging problems in an industrial NOx scrubber
- $1,000 in your junior year
- $3,000 in your senior year
Frequently Asked Questions
Take a look at our FAQ page for more info about the program and other questions you may have!
- Carson College has selected all the Business candidates for the upcoming cohort. Applications for the next cohort will open August 2023.
- Accepting applications only from Pullman campus students (for Everett opportunities, contact Dr. Jacob Murray, email@example.com)
- Applications accepted from all majors within Engineering, Business, and Communications, and select Majors from the College of Arts and Sciences
If you have any questions, contact Michelle Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org
To preview the information required on the application, click here
Carson College of Business and Overall Administration
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Dr. Shelley Pressley
Murrow College of Communication
Dr. Justin Barnes
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Jeremy Lessmann
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201-1390
Phone: (425) 405-1735
Corporate Scholars Pilot Program
For More Information on the larger Corporate Scholars Pilot Program
Boeing Scholars – Class of 2023
Accounting & Finance
Brenden Dillingham is from Stevenson, WA, situated in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. He has great pride in is upbringing and displays this as a member of Tri-Alpha Honor Society, with interest expressed in the position of Treasurer. Also, he is seeking a tutoring role for the CCB for Spring 2022. Brenden is currently participating in the Cougar Investment Fund as a Financial Services Sector Analyst. He plans to pursue a career in financial analysis. In his free time, he enjoys attending Portland Timber’s matches and cougar football games, in addition to lifting weights and playing video games.
Ava grew up and attended high school in Mill Creek, WA, just miles from Boeing’s Everett facility. She is thrilled to be involved in a program of a company that supports so much of her community. Ava’s degree will be in Finance with a minor in Sports Management. She is a member and serves on the Executive Board of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Ava is a peer ally for the WSU ROAR program, which services students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ava loves skiing, boating, cooking, traveling and spending time with her friends and family, which includes their two Labradors.
Management Information Systems
Charlie Gartenberg was originally from the Philadelphia, PA area, and after a several years living outside of London, England, settled in Bellevue, Washington. As a Junior studying Management Information Systems, he is actively involved in the Greek system having held a role in the IFC council and member of Lambda Chi Alpha. Outside the university system, Charlie is helping fund his education working in the Purchasing department at Schweitzer Engineering Labs. In his free time, Charlie enjoys time with his friends, exercise, and listening to music.
My name is Conner Hansford, and I am from Redmond, Washington. Here at WSU I am a member of Cougs in Space, a club here on campus focused on the production of CubeSat satellites. Additionally, I am a member of the aerodynamics team of the Formula SAE Wazzu Racing club, where we specialize in the design and creation of crucial components such as the front and rear wings, nose cone, and diffusers. After graduation, I aspire to work for an aerospace company to assist in developing technology pertaining to space and flight.
Having grown up in a family full of engineers, I’ve always known that engineering is in my blood. But it wasn’t until I got to participate in Space Camp in Huntsville, AL, and later in high school, the Texas A&M SOAR program, where a new passion was ignited in me for engineering and its community. Then I moved across the country, from my hometown near Washington D.C. to Pullman, to pursue this passion. I dove in head first and became a TA in ENG 120, did research in three different labs, served the WSU community as a VCEA Student Ambassador, increased participation within the Biomedical Engineering Society as its Vice President, and most recently have completed a mechanical engineering internship providing technical advice to forces in the power industry. In my time at WSU, I have also loved planning events with the Student Entertainment Board, supporting students’ mental and physical health on campus through the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), and have received support from the Boeing Mentorship Program. I have found that both being a mentor and a mentee is incredibly rewarding. I remain committed to improving our world through innovating and improving technology.
Advertising & Public Relations
Hannah Hillsberg is a double majoring Junior at Washington State University. She is from North Bend, Washington and is excited to work and be one of the scholars for the Boeing program at WSU. She is also on the AWC executive board and is responsible for planning the events and meetings for the association this upcoming year.
Emily Johnson is from Parker, Colorado. She is a Junior at Washington State University, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies. At WSU, she has served as the Blog Manager for The Women’s Network Organization, the Director of Sisterhood for Alpha Gamma Delta and a Recruitment Counselor. Last summer she interned at Donyati on the Organizational Effectiveness Team, where she decommissioned underutilized Microsoft Team Sites and helped build out the intranet to increase productivity throughout the company. She loves to hike and read in her free time.
Mathematics & Software Engineering
Ella is from Troutdale, Oregon, a small neighborhood east of Portland located on the Columbia Gorge. As Director of Gallery for the Student Entertainment Board at WSU, she manages an art gallery on campus and arranges monthly events for artists. In her free time, Ella enjoys playing the clarinet and spending time outdoors.
Management Information Systems
Elissa, who also goes by Ellie is from Mill Creek Washington, a small town in between Everett and Bothell Washington. At WSU she is a tutor for the Carson College of Business and a part of the Alpha Gamma chapter of the Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity. On the weekends you can see her participating in Business Case Competitions or curling up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. She is fascinated with aerospace and will always find time to learn more about our satellites and the life cycle of the stars.
Karen Opfer is from Yakima, WA. She’s currently pursing a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, while minoring in Statistics and Business Administration. Through her time at WSU, she has participated in the WSU Math Club, WSU Actuarial Science Club, and played clarinet in the WSU Symphonic Wind Symphony for a year. Outside of classes, Karen is finding a way to creatively express herself through music, reading a good book, or studying for her upcoming actuarial exams to help get to her goal of becoming an actuary for a company in Western Washington once she receives her undergraduate degree.
Harrison was born in New Zealand but has spent most of his life living in the United States. His hometown is Bainbridge Island, Washington. In his free time, he enjoys many outdoor activities such as surfing, fishing, and skiing. He also plays on the WSU tennis club. Throughout high school Harrison volunteered at the Port Townsend Aero Museum where he helped maintain and restore antique aircraft. He is also a designated pilot for some of the museum’s aircraft. He hopes to one day work in the aviation industry.
Bobby is a first-generation college student pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science and is from Puyallup, WA. He is an aspiring Software Developer with many years of programming under his belt. Bobby is a part of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity where he works with the fundraising committee to host events. In his free time Bobby enjoys 3D modeling, game development and most recently rock climbing.
Boeing Scholars – Class of 2022
Digital Technology & Culture
Communication & Technology
Laura Madison Shearer
BOEING SCHOLARS – CLASS OF 2021
Journalism & Media Production
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems
Digital Technology & Culture
Boeing Scholars – Class of 2020
Daniel is from East Wenatchee, Washington. His professional work experience includes internships in sales management, supply chain, and tax. He currently works as a tutor for the Carson College of Business, and is a candidate for Beta Alpha Psi. When not working or studying, he enjoys lifting weights at the gym. Daniel is interested in working in manufacturing operations or corporate tax following graduation.
Management Information Systems/Marketing
Anna Estabrook is from Woodinville, WA. She is a recipient of the Regents Scholarship and is a student in the Honors College student. As Vice President of Finance for Delta Gamma Sorority, she currently manages a $800,000 budget and all financial issues for 210 members. When not studying, she loves being on the water, exercising and hiking. Her goal is to work in the technology industry as a systems analyst with a long-term goal of becoming a successful project manager.
Shaelyn has lived in the Everett area most of her life. She is currently an officer of Engineers Without Borders, co-leading an 8-member team to provide a small Panamanian village with a sustainable water source. She is also the President of the WSU Tennis Club, and enjoys playing in her free time. This past summer she was a Mechanical Engineering intern at Ventec Life Systems in Bothell. Growing up in Everett, she developed an interest in Boeing and the aerospace industry, and hopes to pursue a career in aerospace after college.
Strategic Communication and Entrepreneurship
Rhoddy grew up in Issaquah, Washington which is a small suburb about 15 minutes east of Seattle. In his free time enjoys taking photos and making short films as well as exercising and reading. He finds the aerospace industry fascinating and is very excited to learn more about it.
Management Information Systems/Psychology
Carl is originally from Vancouver, WA but has lived in many places including San Diego and Temecula, CA. At WSU, he is a member of Pi Kappa Phi, Beta Alpha Psi, and also a part of the Mentorship Program. He loves to go on adventures such as hiking, camping, and snowshoeing, and activities such as rock climbing, working out and sports.
Hogan is from Lake Tapps, WA. He works as a research assistant in the WSU Sports Science Laboratory, and interned as a mechanical engineer at Boeing Company working on the 737 Advanced Manufacturing Team. Outside of class, Hogan serves as the President of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, which was awarded the Founder’s Cup in 2017 recognizing the top performing chapter of Phi Kappa Theta in the nation. Hogan looks forward to returning to Boeing during Summer 2019 as a design engineer within the Airframe Division.
Kiera is from Richland, WA, where she attended Hanford High School. Her involvement at WSU includes being a cheerleader for three years and an Honors College mentor. She is also involved in undergraduate research, using mathematical equations to model tumor cell growth. After graduation, she plans on going to medical school, in hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
Micah was born and raised on the islands of Hawai’i, where he currently owns and operate an E-commerce clothing company. Micah recently launched a charity for struggling families in less developed countries and will soon be an owner of a Limited Liability Company for a new iOS mobile app. Outside of work, his hobbies include motorcycle riding, bodyboarding, dirt bike riding, tennis, and most recently golf.
Emma is originally from Boise, ID but has lived all over the country. Emma serves as a Voiland College of Engineering Ambassador and a Resident Advisor. During Summer 2018, she worked as a research assistant at South East University in Nanjing China, exploring the effects of nano-dispersed transition metals on the hydrogen storage performance of MgH2. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating good food, hiking, and traveling.
Colton was born and raised in California. After high school, he attended San Joaquin Delta College and obtained an associate’s degree in fire science. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force, and rose to the rank of Senior Airman working as a Boeing KC-135 Crew Chief. During his military career, he obtained his associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Upon leaving the service he enrolled at WSU. Colton has been awarded the Robert and Nancy Strong Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering and the Veterans Memorial Scholarship. After graduation, Colton hopes to work for Boeing to aid in building a better future in the aerospace field.
Matthew is from Pullman, WA and is a recipient of the WSU Distinguished Regents Scholarship. He was a 2018 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. Outside of classes, he has served as the public relations officer for Northside Residence Hall, a practice player for the women’s soccer team, and the public relations liaison for the ASWSU Senate. This year he is the Director of Student Affairs for ASWSU. He is active in the community as well, serving as a member of the Pullman Parks and Recreation Commission and the vice-chair of the board for the local nonprofit Palouse Pathways. Matthew works as an intern for the executive director of marketing at WSU and as an assistant event coordinator at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.