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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

Requirements

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

Apply

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 mmayes@wsu.edu.

Deadline

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Contact

Marie Mayes
Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
mmayes@wsu.edu
509-335-5628
Fax: 509-335-2182

Washington State University