iScholars Application Deadline Approaching
April 2, 2012
Parks College News
We are excited to announce iScholars (innovation scholars) program 2012-13. iScholars program, where you 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 twenty 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.
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.
1. Must be an engineering major at Saint Louis University.
2. GPA should be greater than 3.25 for Sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Continuation in this program is subject to maintaining a GPA above 3.25.
3. Freshmen can apply—the program will accept up to 5 first year students. However, the selection will be based on their performance on the SLU I2P competition and an interview in mid-October.
The program is viewed as a grass-root student-led initiative to promote the entrepreneurial mindset (e-mindset) in the engineering school and across Saint Louis University campus. iScholars are expected to work 10 hours per week to promote e-mindset across the campus. They are engaged in different roles and activities, such as:
Inspiration Outreach Ambassadors
Visit high schools
Conduct boot camps for K-12 students
Talk to prospective students
Initiate new project ideas and lead extra-curricular teams
Participate in competitions
Promote project-based learning in the classroom
Create entrepreneurial mindset modules for engineering courses
Develop creative activities for the classroom
Initiate new experiments for labs
Promote entrepreneurial mindset across the campus
Write articles in the SLU newspaper
Organize speaker series, meetings, and workshops
Each recipient will receive a stipend award of $1500 to $2500 per year depending on their progress in their engineering major.
The application is due on Monday 4/15/12 by 5:00 pm. Please email the application to Dr. Sridhar Condoor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include:
Completed application form with a statement of purpose describing the fit between your interests and iScholars program (less than 100 words)
- Names of three references (Parks Faculty)