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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Scholarships

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The scholarship below is administered by the Technologiy Entrepreneruship and Commercialization (TEC) Institute at Fisher College of Business and requires a technical student due to the nature of the work associated with it.

The Ruann F. Ernst & William C. Riffle Scholarship Fund
The annual distribution from this fund shall be used to provide scholarship support to an undergraduate technology student, with a first preference for engineering majors.  The recipient of the Ernst/Riffle scholarship will be pursuing a course of study in translational science, technology commercialization or new venture creation, and entrepreneurship. The recipient will also be expected to participate in the technology commercialization program within the Center for Entrepreneurship, which pairs enterprising students from diverse academic backgrounds with executive mentors to assess live technologies for commercial potential. The University may modify any selection criteria should the criteria be found, whole or in part, to be contrary to federal or state law or University policy.  Scholarship recipients shall be selected based on merit and demonstrated need by the executive director of the TEC Institute in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid and the deans of the Fisher College of Business and the College of Engineering.  The Ernst/Riffle Scholarship is renewable as determined by student interest and at the discretion of the executive director of the TEC Institute.
Specific criteria:

  • US Citizen
  • Engineering major
  • Undergrad student
  • Enrolled in E-minor
  • Junior year
  • Will work on Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercilaization (TEC) projects within the TEC Institute for approximately 10hrs per week.