iScholars Program

iScholars is a grass-roots, student-led initiative to promote the entrepreneurial mindset across Saint Louis University campus.

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In Fall 2011 the iScholars (innovation scholars) program was launched. The iScholars program, where students learn by leading, is funded by the Kern Family Foundation – Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network  (KEEN).  Saint Louis University is a part of the network of 19 KEEN schools. It received a major grant from the foundation to promote the e-mindset. iScholars program is a part of several initiatives at SLU.

iScholars are expected to work ten hours per week to promote the e-mindset across the campus. They are engaged in different roles and activities, such as: community outreach, innovation leadership, creative thinking and design projects. Students involved have access to experts from the field for several hours each week and a tinker lab, that provides the tools needed to take their ideas to the next level.

Each student in the program receives an annual stipend ranging from $2000 to $3500, depending their progress in their engineering major.

How to Apply

Students in the program are selected through an application and interview process from a highly competitive field. Applications are accepted fall and spring semester. Qualified applicants should have a 3.25 GPA (freshman will not be asked to submit GPA), a strong resume, outstanding faculty references and a compelling personal statement about why they should be selected for the program. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the program advisors.

For more information about the application or to request materials, contact Nicole Germain at 314-977-7820 or ngermain@slu.edu.

About Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network

KEEN’s mission is to graduate engineers equipped with an action-oriented entrepreneurial mindset who will contribute to business success and transform the U.S. workforce.  The long-term goal is for these new engineers to catalyze a transformation in the workforce and to build economic and technical commerce in their communities. This focus on entrepreneurial leaders is increasingly important as the U.S. competes to maintain its economic position in a global marketplace based on innovation.

Meet the iScholars

collettiName: Christopher Colletti
Year
: Sophomore
Major
: Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Hometown
: Wildwood, MO

keeganName: Keegan Faudree
Year
: Senior
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown
: Midland, TX

 


 

graczakName: Brenden Graczak 
Year
: Senior
Major
: Civil Engineering
Hometown
: St. Louis, MO

hartName: Emily Hart
Year: Junior
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

healyName: Katie Healy
Year
: Junior
Major
: Civil Engineering
Hometown
: Leawood, KS



iliyaName: Peter Iliya 
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Bioelectronics 
Hometown: Dallas, TX

janiczekName: Marek Janiczek 
Year: Freshman
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: South San Francisco, CA  

kendrick

Name: Brittany Kendrick
Year: Junior
Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown: Chicago, IL



kujanName: Lynzey Kujan 
Year
: Freshman
Major
: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown
: Newtown, PA

mitrovichName: Becky Mitrovich
Year
: Senior
Major
: Civil Engineering and Chemistry
Hometown
: Oak Park, IL

oneillName: Adam O’Neill              
Year
: Freshman
Major
: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown
: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

pattonName: Kendra Patton
Year: Junior
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
stonnerName: Claire Stonner 
Year: Freshman
Major: Electrical Engineering/Physics
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
thomasName: Tristan Thomas 
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
wardName: Trey Ward
Year: Freshman
Major: Computer Engineering
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio 
younkieName: Michael Younkie 
Year: Junior
Major: Business
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky 
safiName: Safi Islam
Year
: Senior
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown
: Dhaka, Bangladesh