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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Boeing Scholars Program

Boeing Scholars Program

Each year, twelve junior-level students (four from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, four from the Carson College of Business, two from the College of Arts and Sciences, and two from the Murrow College of 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 disciplines.

If you are selected as a Boeing Scholar, you must do the following:

  • Apply for a Boeing paid summer internship in August of your junior year.
  • Accept and participate in an internship if offered. Internships start in May and June.
  • Register for the senior capstone course. Students from the Voiland College will take the two-semester sequence ENGR 420/ENGR 421 unless they are majors in chemical engineering or bioengineering in which case they take the sequence BIO_ENG 410/411.
  • Submit an essay critiquing your experience in the program.
  • Participate in professional development activities, such as attending designated seminars and planning events.

Projects from the 2015-2016 cohort included the following:

  • Forecasting Supply Chain: Research new forecasting methods that more accurately predict usage without over procuring. A business case was developed to determine the best forecasting method.
  • Pumped Hydro Storage: The project is to investigate a new form of low-cost energy storage. The technology, underwater pumped-hydro storage, has application to off-shore wind energy and underwater hydro-turbines, among others.

Award Amounts

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


  • Certified in a major in the Voiland College
  • Junior class standing
  • GPA greater than 3.0, maintained throughout the program


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 the following to Howard Davis at

  • paragraphs answering the two questions above
  • résumé
  • unofficial transcript
  • two (2) letters of recommendation


September 9, 2017


September 9, 2017


Howard Davis
Director, Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute