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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture The Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute

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Review the participant expectations below and complete the interest form that follows. This gets your name on to the list of candidates.

You will then be given instructions on how to fill out the full application form, including the need for a cover letter, CV/résumé, and 1 letter of recommendation. (Letters of recommendation can sometimes take a while. We understand. Fill out the application form first and turn in the letter of recommendation as soon as you can.)

NOTE: The application deadline for the Spring 2022 cohort has passed. Applications for the Spring 2023 cohort of scholars will open in October 2022. If you are still interested in learning more about the program, please enter your contact info below.


Ray Combs
Director, The Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute


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 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 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 Frank Institute of Entrepreneurship the week following the end of the spring semester.
  • Participation in a set of off-campus activities the second week following the end of the spring semester. The program will provide travel expenses, housing, and meals.
  • 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 two-semester capstone classes, Engr 420/421, the fall of your senior year.


For your participation in the program you will receive a $2,500 scholarship. One third will be distributed each semester of the three-semester sequence.

Interest Form