Scottsdale resident receives scholarship to St. Louis school

Jordan Gonen of Scottsdale, has been named both an Entrepreneurial Scholar and a Wood Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr Gonen, one of four Entrepreneurial Scholars and two Wood Fellows selected this year, is a 2015 graduate of Chaparral High School, according to a press release.

The Entrepreneurial Scholarship is awarded to students in any of the five undergraduate divisions at the university. It is designed for students with entrepreneurial spirit and vision. Scholars have a variety of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship and community building through activities both on campus and in the St. Louis community, stated the release.

The Entrepreneurial Scholars Program seeks students who are innovative, creative, energetic and eager to make a difference in their communities. The award is for $3,000 and is renewable for four years.

The Wood Leadership Fellowship is awarded to outstanding incoming first-year students seeking a bachelor of science in business administration degree, according to the release. The scholarship program recognizes first-year applicants to the Olin School who demonstrate outstanding character, academic achievement and promise for a career in business. In addition, the Olin School looks for evidence of outstanding leadership and community service potential when selecting recipients.

The program offers full-tuition scholarships renewable for four years. Tuition for the 2015-16 academic year is $47,300.

The Wood Leadership Fellowship was founded in 2007 by Howard Wood and his former wife, Joyce. Both Howard Wood and Joyce Wood have said that they could not have attended Washington University without scholarships and are passionate about helping outstanding students afford a Washington University education, the release stated.

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