$25,000 Jabara Scholarships awarded at WSU

Wichita State University (KSN File photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Two Wichita-area high school seniors have won the 2016-17 Professor Fran Jabara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University.

Jacob Schlittenhardt and Isaac Wilson are the winners of the scholarship, awarded since 1999 to students majoring in entrepreneurship.

Schlittenhardt and Wilson will each receive $25,000 over four years to attend Wichita State.

The scholarship is named for Fran Jabara, a prominent Wichita entrepreneur who founded the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship and was a dean of the university’s W. Frank Barton School of Business.

These are the first new Jabara Scholarships since Jabara died in July 2015 at 90 years old. His wife, Geri, and son, Harvey, will be on hand at a reception for Schlittenhardt and Wilson from 3-4 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 8) in the second floor conference room in Devlin Hall. The scholarship recipients will be available to media at 3:45 p.m.

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