Meet the 2017 Entrepreneurial Scholarship Recipients

Pappajohn Scholars (pictured L to R):  Steven Brockshus, Nolan Herlocker, Anthony House, Mikayla Sullivan


Pictured from L to R: Bill & Sue Gauger Scholar – Riley Huhn

Slater Scholar – Andrew Pauley

Bruce Lambert Scholar – Kenyon Brown

Each spring semester at Iowa State University, students can apply for scholarship opportunities. These awards are targeted for students with an entrepreneurial spirit, along with other criteria specific to each award.  Applications must be submitted through the ISU Pappajohn Center (upon availability).

John & Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Program – $2,500 each (4 awarded)

The John & Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Fund was created through a generous gift from John and Mary Pappajohn. At $2,500 each, these honors are targeted to students of junior, senior, or graduate status who have started or who intend to establish their own business or are participating in the entrepreneurship programs on campus. Criteria used for scholarship recipients include a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship (practical or classroom), clear business idea, and when possible, scholarships are awarded to disadvantaged or minority students per the Pappajohn’s request.

Bill and Sue Gauger Scholarship Award – $1,000 (3 awarded)

Edith Kooyumjian created this scholarship in honor of her late son, Bill Gauger. Bill was a 1974 Iowa State University graduate with a degree in Industrial Administration. Bill had an entrepreneurial spirit and went on to run his own heating and cooling business in Latimer, Iowa. For that reason, the donor wishes for this scholarship to be awarded to a junior or senior in the College of Business who has entrepreneurial aspirations and interests, is involved in the Entrepreneurship Learning Community, or is pursuing the Entrepreneurial Studies Minor.

Dave Slater Business Scholarship – $1,000

Kandice Slater has established the Dave Slater Business Scholarship for a student in the College of Business who is well rounded and not necessarily an academic star and will aspire to be a success in a small business.  Criteria used for scholarship recipients includes participation in Pappajohn Center programs, full-time students with GPA higher than 2.5, demonstration of leadership in community organizations and professional organizations, and sophomore, junior, or senior classification.