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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute

Apply to the Institute

Students with demonstrated initiative and a desire to have impact through their service and career are encouraged to apply by October 4 of the junior year (four semesters to graduation).

Review the participant expectations below and complete the online application form that follows. To complete the application, you will need to upload:

  • cover letter (addressed to “Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute Selection Committee”)
  • résumé
  • transcript (unofficial)
  • two letters of recommendation


Ray Combs, Interim Director of Entrepreneurship

Dana Hall 141
PO Box 642718
Pullman, WA 99164-2718


Scholars are expected to perform professionally in the classroom as well as serve the Cougar community. Specific commitments that will be asked of you:

  • Enroll in and complete the “Technology Ventures” course (Engr 401) in the spring.
  • Participation in a set of “on-campus” activities to include lectures, interviews, and experiences in local businesses and research laboratories organized by the Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute the week following the end of the spring semester.
  • Participation in a set of activities in the San Francisco Bay Area the second week following the end of the spring semester. The program will provide travel expenses, housing, and meals.
  • Participation in an internship in industry (if available) between the end of the Silicon Valley trip and the week before school begins in the fall.
  • Return to the WSU campus before school starts in the fall in order to be available for planning activities the Friday before school starts.
  • Enroll in the following two-semester capstone classes the fall of your senior year based on your major:
    • ChemE/BioE – Bio_Eng 410/411
    • Other Engineering majors – Engr 420/421
    • Other Majors (Murrow, Carson) – Entrp 485/486


For your participation in the on-campus and San Francisco summer programs and the academic year activities, you will receive a $2,500 scholarship. One third will be distributed each semester of the three-semester sequence.

Application Form