Benefits of the Fellows Program
The most significant benefit to Sheetz Fellows is the mentoring opportunities provided by Steve Sheetz and select community leaders, in addition to the challenges it puts before students to undertake a rigorous and stimulating academic experience.
Transformative academic development in the Business/Entrepreneurship program tradition is the hallmark benefit of the program: Fellows will graduate with in-depth academic credentials
in at least two fields; develop ethical principles and leadership
ability; and gain the ability to think critically, do independent
research, communicate effectively, and demonstrate global and
intercultural awareness. While all Business program students gain such
an education at Penn State, Fellows achieve an education of special
ambition, depth, and distinction.
Financial support for enrichment activities
Sheetz Fellows will receive a one-time scholarship not to exceed $2,500
from the Sheetz Endowment Fund toward meeting their research, study
abroad, and internship aspirations; and build a portfolio of
experiences that will influence employers, professional schools, and
graduate schools. These are the types of experiences that prepare
students for leadership and that students and alumni describe as the
most defining and unforgettable moments in their college careers.
A small advisory board of up to six members (comprised of Steve
Sheetz or designee, the Director of the Sheetz Fellow Program, the Division Head of Business and Engineering, the Program
Coordinator for Business, and one select faculty), in conjunction with
the Business/Entrepreneurship program, will provide advising to Sheetz
Fellows; ensure that students are meeting expectations in a timely way;
administer applications for enrichment funds; and work with programs,
Centers, and other university agencies to locate and create academic
and co-curricular opportunities for students.
Participation in a special academic community
Fellows will have opportunities to participate in special seminars
and presentations by visiting lecturers, business activities,
off-campus expeditions, even social events that promote group identity
and a sense of esprit de corps.
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Sheetz Fellows in Europe
Sheetz Fellows Retreat
Entrepreneurs in Residence
Study Abroad ... European Style (Germany, France, and Switzerland)
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