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 Entrepreneurial Engineering Network  (KEEN). The program promotes the entrepreneurial mindset learning across campus while engaging students in different roles and activities, such as: community outreach, innovation leadership, creative thinking and entrepreneurial projects.
 
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 Rosskopf at 314-977-7820 or rosskopf@slu.edu.

About KEEN

The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) is a collaboration of U.S. universities that strive to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineering and technology students. KEEN’s mission is to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic, and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work.

Graduates of KEEN schools will be prepared to identify new technology-based business opportunities in their engineering disciplines. This network of colleges creates synergy between member institutions that takes advantage of the network’s collective faculty in a manner that transcends an individual university’s status.

Meet the iScholars

collettiName: Christopher Colletti
Year
: Senior
Major
: Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

 

not-picturedName: Aakash Gupta
Year
: Junior
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

 

 


 

armando-gutierrez-175Name: Armando Gutierrez
Year
: Senior
Major
: Entrepreneurship

 

emily-hart-175x145Name: Emily Hart 
Year
: Senior
Major
: Electrical Engineering

 

bradley-hoffmeister-175Name: Bradley Hoffmeister
Year
: Junior
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

 

peter-illiay-175x145Name: Peter Iliya
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering

adam-oneill-175x145Name: Adam O’Neill 
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering


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Name: Shwetang Patel
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering




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Name: Kendra Patton
Year: Senior
Major: Aerospace
Engineering




krusha-shah-175x145Name: Krusha Shah 
Year
: Freshman
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

claire-stonner-175x145Name: Claire Stonner
Year
: Sophomore
Major
: Electrical
Engineering and Physics


tristan-thomas-175x145Name: Tristan Thomas
Year: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering