The Boeing BOLD (Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development) Scholarship program offers a unique opportunity for The Boeing Company to select and mentor Saint Louis University students to become the next leaders in the global workforce.
"I'm very pleased that our company can provide support for college students," said Cindy Malawy, vice president of marketing for Boeing Defense, Space and Security. "It's very supportive of Boeing's goals and objectives for developing leaders."
Many of this year's 30 BOLD scholars made presentations to Boeing executives during a special event May 9. The students showcased projects they completed in their classes and through service-oriented organizations.
In April, many of the recipients also attended a tour of the Boeing F-18 facility in St. Louis and were given the opportunity to ask questions of Boeing professionals working in various departments.
|Many of the 2011 Boeing BOLD Scholars stand with Boeing executives Bob Broeder and Cindy Malawy (front row, third and second from right) after the students gave presentations Monday evening as part of the scholarship program. Submitted photo|
"It's a great program," said Kelsey Coleman, a sophomore majoring in Leadership and Change Management in the John Cook School of Business.
"This has been a wonderful experience," Coleman continued. "The tour of Boeing was much more than I expected. From a business perspective, it gave me an inside look of a worldwide company like Boeing. This is much more than just a scholarship."
Matt Satcher, a sophomore majoring in aerospace engineering in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, agreed.
"It was really cool to go see the Boeing facility, to see what they are doing and possibly what we could be doing in the future," Satcher said.
BOLD scholarships are available to students, majoring in either business, engineering, mathematics or computer science and have declared a secondary major, minor or certificate in a
nother of the above four areas. Preference is given to students who have formally declared their major.
Student recipients must also have the potential to make a significant contribution to the University's goal of providing a culturally, professionally and ethnically diverse learning environment.
"It's an awesome opportunity for Boeing to engage with students and hopefully create future employees," said Bob Broeder, engineering site manager at Boeing. "Our company's charitable investments are more focused on scholarships than bricks and mortar."
Broeder noted that since the program started, there have been scholar recipients who have gone on to become Boeing employees.
The 2011 Boeing BOLD Scholars are:
College of Arts and Sciences:
John Cook School of Business:
Caryle Caitlin Kliesner
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology:
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