James A. Allison Fellowship
The James A. Allison Fellow Scholarship is named for Indianapolis’ James A. Allison, an internationally renowned entrepreneur, co-founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and owner of the estate on which Marian University was established. Each year, a select group of new students interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture after graduation from Marian University are chosen as Allison Fellows and receive up to $6,000 per year. Fellows meet regularly to share their thoughts, ideas, and aspirations with each other, support entrepreneurship across the curriculum, meet and learn from other entrepreneurs, and promote entrepreneurship-themed events at the university.
To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.25, or
- Earn minimum test scores of 1100 (Critical Reading and Math portions) on the SAT or 24 on the ACT.
- Possess strong potential for leadership and academic success.
- Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Marian University’s Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.
Students must apply for the James A. Allison Fellowship by January 5. To apply:
Award notification begins in mid-February.
The James A. Allison Fellowship is renewable for up to seven semesters for students enrolling full-time who:
- Maintain a 3.00 college GPA.
- Demonstrate timely academic progress in the Business Creation and Development Program.
- Meet with the Director of the Business Creation and Development Program at least twice per semester.
- Declare the business industry for the capstone plan by the student’s junior year.
- Build a business portfolio including:
- Establishing a relationship with a business of interest.
- Researching the industry of interest.
- Researching a business opportunity within that interest.