CIE Scholarship Information
Creativity Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholars
- Must be enrolled in a graduate program at OSU.
- Full- and part-time students are considered, but must be available to actively participate and complete group work.
- No academic prerequisites required. However, adequate evidence of significant academic accomplishments required.
- Responsibility for change
- Engagement in one’s surroundings
- Personal integrity
- Strong moral character
ApplicationEligible students who complete an application will be required to interview for the CIE scholarship. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. All selection decisions will be made prior to the commencement of the semester. Applications will be accepted until the class is full. Apply
If chosen as a CIE Scholar, the student must participate in a three-credit hour course focusing on experiential learning through the development of a commercialization plan for a student or University Developed Technology. This technology can be the product of research completed by students in the class. Students will be placed in a multi-disciplinary team to interview researchers, customers, vendors, regulators and others, as necessary, to understand the commercial viability of the technology. Class procedures are based on the Lean LaunchPad Approach by Steve Blank and as approved by the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program. The final deliverable for the class is a full commercialization plan in the form of an investor presentation and a complete business plan. The student makes a commitment to fulfill these responsibilities at the time they are selected as a CIE Scholar. Any student who fails to meet these responsibilities will be removed from the program and the scholarship rescinded.