LeBow College of Business student Erica Hession was awarded the William G. McGowan Scholarship for Entrepreneurship. The $18‚000 scholarship was created by William G. McGowan and is one of the largest single scholarships awarded within LeBow College of Business. It recognizes students who are interested in the study of entrepreneurship and those who plan to pursue careers in start-up and venture companies.
The McGowan Charitable Fund has established the McGowan Scholars program‚ which recognizes the academic achievements and excellence of students pursuing a major offered by an accredited business school. It is designed to encourage leadership ability‚ interpersonal skills and a significant involvement in academic‚ campus and community activities. It also recognizes excellence of character‚ a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial potential. McGowan founded MCI Communications Corporation in 1968 and led MCI and the entire telecommunications industry in the application of new technologies.
More information on the scholarship can be found at http://www.williamgmcgowanfund.org.