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Fowler Scholars


Dedicated to Developing Tomorrow’s Ethical Business Leaders that will have a Positive Effect on Business and Society

The Fowler Scholars Program was created to educate and prepare a select group of Fowler College of Business students for accelerated and lasting leadership roles in global business and society. Student development will be based upon proven best practices in curricular and extracurricular programming combined with exposure and interaction with current business and community leaders. Students are selected holistically on a variety of characteristics – demonstrated leadership, ethical conduct, collaborative nature, initiative, and academic ability. This is a leadership program – not an honors program. The Fowler College of Business selects the complete student who has the potential to positively impact business and society based on their ethical grounding and well-rounded nature. The Fowler College of Business aims to develop their skills under the direction of top faculty and professional mentors so that their impact will be maximized and potential realized.


About the Fowler Scholars Program

The Fowler College of Business proudly announced its inaugural class of Fowler Scholars for the fall 2018 semester and currently admits 4 freshman a year.

Great leaders acquire AND apply knowledge. A major tenant of the Fowler Scholars Program is that students are provided the advantage of advanced and directed learning within a small learning community and in turn will apply this knowledge in practical “real-world” settings.


Key Program Activities

Speakers are successful business and influential community leaders, subject matter experts, as well as senior faculty and alumni. A typical semester would have 2-3 topical discussions, 1-2 case studies, and 6-8 guest speakers.
One of the most important aspects of the Program is the networking opportunities, both on and off campus. These events offer students a grand opportunity to meet successful leaders in business and the broader community in professional settings.
Each Fowler Scholar will experience a Winter Semester travel abroad trip where they will gain a global perspective and understand the nuances for conducting business with differing cultures and social mores.
Each student will be matched with a Professional Mentor, Faculty Mentor, and Peer (upper-class) Mentor.
A professional internship is an important element of the Fowler Scholars Program and a requirement to complete the program. Internships provide students the opportunity to apply their classroom experiences in the real-world and gain skills and competencies that will allow them to launch a successful career. Internships are helpful in identifying the types of jobs and tasks that students like and dislike and may also lead to a full-time position after graduation.
Service Learning experiences offer students another opportunity to apply knowledge gained to “real world” problems. Each student will work on one or more service learning projects that benefit the community.


Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw

Executive in Residence, Director of the Fowler Scholars Program
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