Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship

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Jacob Schlittenhardt and Isaac Wilson, the 2016 recipients, hole their plaques alongside Geri Jabara, Harvey Jabara and WSU President, John Bardo

Two $25,000 Scholarships

The W. Frank Barton School of Business awards two $25,000 Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarships each year to students majoring or double-majoring in entrepreneurship. The scholarship is awarded over a four year period.

Eligibility Requirements

  • May 2017 high school graduate
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.50 OR
  • Minimum of 24 composite ACT OR
  • Have a 1090 for SAT
  • Rank in the top ten percent of your class at the end of your junior year
  • Admitted to Wichita State University
  • Declare a Entrepreneurship Major
  • Application deadline December 16, 2016

ESSAY: To assist the scholarship committee in the selection of the two scholarship recipients, please submit an essay on one of the two topics listed below.  The essay should be no more than two pages in length, double-spaced, using a 10 or 11 font.

1.  Sharing intellectual interests is an important aspect of university life.  Describe an experience or idea that you find intellectually exciting, and explain why.

2. Why is an education in entrepreneurship important to you? How will you use the education? For example, will you launch a new venture or carry the entrepreneurial mindset into your career?

If you are interested you can apply through the WSU's Scholarship Competition Application on-line form at http://webapps.wichita.edu/Scholarship/



• Applications and essays should be submitted no later than December 16, 2016.
• Recipients of the Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship will be notified in January.
• The announcement of the recipients will be made at a reception in their honor in February.

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Heather O'Neil, Center for Entrepreneurship, by email at heather.oneil@wichita.edu or call (316) 978-5180. 


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