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Carson College of Business Boeing Scholars Program

Boeing Scholars Program

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 project culminates in a formal presentation to Boeing management and entry in the Business Plan Competition.

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.
  • Register for Entrepreneurship 496 (year-long senior project course)
  • Participate in professional development activities, such as attending designated seminars and planning events

Projects from the 2015-2016 cohort included the following:

  • Underwater Energy Storage (UES): Students were challenged to design a underwater pumped energy storage system for offshore wind energy suppliers that would enable energy storage.
  • SCF Consulting: SCF provided supply chain assessment services that provided significant savings in business operations. Utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods the team facilitated the development of a comprehensive solution that reduced forecasting risk.

Award amounts

  • $1,000 in your junior year
  • $3,000 in your senior year


  • Certified business major
  • Junior class standing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA


Write a paragraph (no more than 200-300 words) answering each of these two questions:

  • Discuss a special attribute or true accomplishment that sets you apart.
  • How will your participation in this program contribute to your long-range career plans?

Include your name and WSU ID number at the top of the page. Submit your paragraphs and resume to Marie Mayes at


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Marie Mayes
Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Fax: 509-335-2182

Washington State University