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Wichita State awards Jabara entrepreneurship scholarships

The scholarship is named for Fran Jabara, a Wichita entrepreneur who founded the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship, and was a dean of the university’s W. Frank Barton School of Business. Jabara died in July at the age of 90.
The scholarship is named for Fran Jabara, a Wichita entrepreneur who founded the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship, and was a dean of the university’s W. Frank Barton School of Business. Jabara died in July at the age of 90. File photo

A pair of Wichita-area high school seniors have been awarded $50,000 in entrepreneurship scholarships to attend Wichita State University, according to a news release.

Jacob Schlittenhardt, a home-schooled student, and Isaac Wilson, a student at Wichita Heights High School, were rewarded $25,000 each as recipients of the 2016-17 Fran Jabara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship.

Schlittenhardt plans to double major in marketing communication and entrepreneurship at Wichita State while Wilson’s objective is to double major in international business and entrepreneurship, according to the release. The $25,000 scholarships will be implemented over four years.

To qualify, a student must have a minimum ACT score of 24, a grade point average of 3.5 or better, and be a declared entrepreneurship major.

The scholarship – awarded to students majoring in entrepreneurship every year since 1999 – is named for Fran Jabara, a Wichita entrepreneur who founded the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship, and was a dean of the university’s W. Frank Barton School of Business. Jabara died in July at the age of 90.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

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