Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship

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Two $25,000 Scholarships

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

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
  • Minimum of 24 ACT or 1090 SAT
  • Admitted to Wichita State University
  • Declare an Entrepreneurship Major
  • Submit essay answering one of two provided questions
  • 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? 


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.

Apply for Admission & To declare entrepreneurship major

Apply for admission to Wichita State University

To declare a major in entrepreneurship contact the Barton School of Business Advising Center at business.advisor@wichita.edu or by phone at (316) 978-3203.


If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Nancy Kersenbrock, Assistant Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, at (316) 978-6269 or by email at nancy.kersenbrock@wichita.edu