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Carson College of Business Boeing Scholars Program

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

Award amounts

  • $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!


  • Applications for the 2023 Cohort are now closed. Applications for the 2024 Cohort will open in August 2022.
  • Accepting applications only from Pullman campus students (for Everett opportunities, contact Dr. Jacob Murray,
  • 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

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Carson College of Business and Overall Administration

Faculty Lead:
Jeff Perry

Scholarship Administration:
Michelle Chapman

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Shelley Pressley

Scholarship Administration:
Kasey Schertenleib

Murrow College of Communication

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Justin Barnes

Scholarship Administration:
Megan Starr-Gepford

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jeremy Lessmann

Scholarship Administration:
Lauren Jasmer


Jacob Murray
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University
Room 425
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201-1390
Phone: (425) 405-1735

Corporate Scholars Pilot Program

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Boeing Scholars – Class of 2022

Acacia Dasher

Mareenah Galang
Digital Technology & Culture
Strategic Communications

Emma Gunter
Communication & Technology

Kathryn Jones
Multimedia Journalism

Paris Kemmer

Jacob Mahon
Mechanical Engineering

Reid Parsons
Mechanical Engineering

Evan Rodriguez
Chemical Engineering

Calli Shafer

Laura Madison Shearer
Mechanical Engineering

Hannah Wehl

Caden Weiner
Computer Science

Rachel Willison


Cheryl Aarnio
Journalism & Media Production

David Chandler
Mechanical Engineering

Arianna Claveria
Mechanical Engineering

Cedar Frost
Mechanical Engineering

Sophia Hamilton
Strategic Communication

Philip Kilian
Management Information Systems

Sara McMorrow
Management Information Systems

Alexa Morales

Khrystine Raymond
Digital Technology & Culture

Elliot Ries

David Rodriguez
Mechanical Engineering

Lydia Weddle

Boeing Scholars – Class of 2020

Daniel Alderson

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.

Anna Estabrook
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 Huot
Mechanical Engineering

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.

Rhoddy Jensen
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.

Carl Johnson
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 Leffel
Mechanical Engineering

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 Lucas
Biological Sciences/Mathematics/Honors

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 Manago
Entrepreneurship Business

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 Wall
Chemical Engineering

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 Williams
Mechanical Engineering

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 Winchell

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.