Ohio Wesleyan’s competitive Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars Program admits sophomores with strong potential for achievement in business or as an entrepreneur. The students earn additional scholarship funds and receive exclusive learning opportunities. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

2021 Corns Scholars

Ohio Wesleyan Selects Six Students for Competitive Business and Entrepreneurial Program

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University has selected six students for admittance into its fall class of Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars.

The competitive program is open to sophomores who have demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership in campus or community service organizations, and potential for achievement in business or as an entrepreneur.

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2021 Corns Scholars are:

  • Phuong Dinh of Ha Noi, Vietnam. Dinh is planning to major in Economics.
  • Katie Doiron of Monument, Colorado. Doiron is planning to major in Finance Economics.
  • Michael Lipscomb of Pataskala, Ohio. Lipscomb is planning to major in Business with a Marketing Concentration.
  • Kevin Macias of Westerville, Ohio. Macias is planning to major in Finance Economics.
  • Trevar Meese of Wooster, Ohio. Meese is planning to major in Finance Economics and minor in Accounting.
  • Wyatt Wells of Marion, Ohio. Wells is planning to major in International Business and minor in Theatre.

Corns Scholars receive $5,000 scholarships during both their junior and senior years. The program is designed to help the students “combine classroom knowledge with the spontaneity of daily business applications and challenges, putting them a step ahead in the business world with future employers.”

As Corns Scholars, the Ohio Wesleyan students also:

  • Take specific courses designed to develop business and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Complete internships that link economic and business theory with real-world practices.
  • Interact with business leaders.
  • Compete in business plan competitions.
  • Learn from faculty who are experienced entrepreneurs.

The Corns Business and Entrepreneurial Scholars program is named in memory of former Roadway Express President Richard W. Corns and funded through a $1 million endowment from the Akron, Ohio-based GAR Foundation.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center at owu.edu/woltemade and more about the university’s Department of Economics and Business at owu.edu/economics.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more undergraduate majors than many universities its size and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at owu.edu.