Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Scholars Program
The Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholars Program is a distinguished initiative developed to recognize and engage the graduate students at OSU. Each year, up to 10 outstanding MBA students and a select number of students from graduate programs across campus are chosen based on an application and interview process. Selected individuals will receive a $5000 scholarship awarded over two semesters and, at the end of the academic year, a plaque recognizing their service as a CIE Scholar. Selection criteria will include previous academic performance and achievements, leadership experiences, extra-curricular or community engagement activity, and unique life accomplishments. Students with academic interests in any discipline are welcome to apply.
The CIE Values
The CIE Scholars program is intended as a recognition and celebration of being the best. The cornerstone of the program are the underlying core values of excellence, innovativeness, creativity, responsibility for change, engagement in one’s surroundings, personal integrity, and strong moral character. These values are central to all aspects of the CIE program.
To be eligible to serve as a CIE scholar, students must be enrolled in the MBA Program of the Spears School of Business or another graduate-level program at OSU. Both full- and part-time students are considered, but students must be available to actively participate in all CIE-related activities and programs.
CIE Scholar Responsibilities
If chosen as a CIE Scholar, the student must fulfill the following responsibilities:
Participate in one three-hour course during the Fall semester, with an option to enroll in a course in the Spring, that centers on experiential learning through engagement with creative, innovative and entrepreneurial projects;
In the Fall, the students work in teams to bring technologies developed on campus to commercialization. Students are strongly encouraged to submit the business plans they develop to various local, state, and national competitions.
The CIE Scholars is a competitive program. Students will be invited to apply to become CIE Scholars. Application forms are available online by clicking here. Eligible students will be selected from the pool of applicants to interview for the CIE scholarship during Spring 2017 finals week. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis beginning May 10. All selection decisions will be made prior to the commencement of the fall semester each year.
The CIE Scholars is a competitive program. Between April and June 1 of each year, students will be invited to apply to become CIE Scholars. Application forms are available from Jan Analla in the MBA Office, Spears School of Business. A committee that includes Jan Analla, the Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship, the Director of the CenterInstitute for Creativity and Innovation, Dr. Bruce Barringer, Director of the MSE program, and other faculty as chosen by the Head will select from the pool of applicants a set of students for interviews. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis depending on when the student applies. All selection decisions will be made prior to the commencement of the Fall Semester each year.
For More Information
If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Jan Analla at (405) 744-2951 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)