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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 September 21 (deadline extended) 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
  • résumé
  • transcript (unofficial)
  • two letters of recommendation


Contact Shelley Pressley:

Carpenter 509
PO Box 642250
Pullman, WA 99164-2250


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.

  • Applicant Information

  • Required Documents