R.W. Corns Building
78 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015
The Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars program encourages and nurtures the business and entrepreneurial ambitions of Ohio Wesleyan students. Corns Scholars combine classroom knowledge with the spontaneity of daily business applications and challenges, putting them a step ahead in the business world with future employers.
Named in memory of the former president of Roadway Express, Richard W. Corns, and funded through a $1 million endowment from the GAR Foundation, the Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars Program provides at least 10 junior and senior students with $5,000 in scholarship per academic year, in addition to all other current financial aid.
Students apply to be Corns Scholars at the end of their second year. The primary criteria for acceptance into this program include:
The Program is administered by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business Entrepreneurship. Students’ progress will be reviewed at the end of every semester by the Selection and Review Committee. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will be recognized as being a Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholar in the printed graduation program.
Applications submitted after March 3, 2023 will be accepted and considered on a case-by-case basis.
By the time they graduate, Corns Scholars will complete the following:
Corns Scholars will participate in at least one internship and one independent study; the independent study can be replaced with an additional internship. Internships will be obtained or approved by The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship. Internships may be taken for one semester during the school year or during the summer. An Independent Study/Directed Reading (BUS 490A) can be taken for academic credit and under the supervision of both an OWU professor and possibly an outside entrepreneur or business professional who is approved by The Woltemade Center.
Corns Scholars will also be required to fulfill the following, in addition to their student plan:
For more information, please contact Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars program Faculty Coordinator Prof. Jon Younkman.
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