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 Dr. Sridhar Condoor at (314) 977-8444 or condoor@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

chrisc175x145Name: Christopher Colletti
Year
: Senior
Major
: Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

 

ameerkhan175x145Name: Ameer Khan
Year
: Sophomore
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

 

 


 

krushashah175x145Name: Krusha Shah
Year
: Sophomore
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

 

michaelreader175x145Name: Michael Reader 
Year
: Junior
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

 

bradhoffmeister175x145Name: Bradley Hoffmeister
Year
: Senior
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

 

kimperez175x145Name: Kimberly Perez
Year: Sophomore
Major: Aerospace Engineering

karaheimburger175x145Name: Kara Heimburger 
Year: Junior
Major: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


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Name: Christine Maida
Year: Freshman
Major: Aerospace Engineering




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Name: Joey Krebs
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering




not-pictured-175Name: Washma Anwar 
Year
: Sophomore
Major
: Computer Engineering

akshitkalantri175x145Name: Akshit Kalantri
Year
: Freshman
Major
: Mechanical Engineering


adamoneill175x145.pngName: Adam O’Neill
Year
: Junior
Major
: Mechanical Engineering