The School of Business

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 American Association Professional Landmen (AAPL) Scholarship

American Association Professional Landmen (AAPL) Scholarship:

Determined by AAPL.  See Western's Energy Management Director for further information and deadline.

 Billmeyer, Matthew Memorial Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students of any class with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. Preference given to students majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics.

Provided by:

The Billmeyer family in memory of Matthew Billmeyer "79."

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Binford, Harold E. Business Scholarship

Available to:

Students majoring in Business or Accounting; must have completed 60 hours of course work of which a minimum of 30 hours must at Western, be among top five as ranked by overall GPA.

Provided by:

Friends to honor Dr. Binford when he retired from Western as Professor and Chairman of the Division of Business.

Amount:

Amount will be determined based on funds available. Two awards annually.

Selected by:

The School of Business 

Application:

Contact The School of Busienss for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Borick, Business Scholarship

Available to:

Declared majors in Business, Accounting or Economics who are U.S. citizens. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.4 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference given to students actively involved in The School of Business. 

Provided by:

Steven Borick '75

Amount:

Awards based on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.9432019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Cherry, Denver Memorial Accounting Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time junior or senior Accounting majors with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate academic promise.

Provided by:

Family of Denver Cherry.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Chesapeake Energy Energy Management Scholarship

Available to:

Energy Management students with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to the Energy Management program.

Provided by:

Chesapeake Energy

Amount:

Five awards of $4000

Selected by:

Energy Management Faculty

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Cox, James H. Business Administration Scholarship

Available to:

Declared majors in Business Administration, junior or senior status, full-time students with a GPA of 2.0 - 2.5 preferred. Student needs to be recommended by one or more Western Business division faculty. Preference given to members of Delta Sigma Pi, New York State Residents and Community College graduates.

Provided by:

James H. Cox 1966 and 1968 graduate of Western.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Delta Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time Business Administration students. 

Provided by:

Alumni

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Denver Association Of Petroleum Landmen

Available to:

Full-time students with at least a junior status, enrolled in the Energy Management program. 

Provided by:

Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy Management program

Application: 

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Depp, Stephen Paul Memorial Scholarship

Available to:

Nontraditional students enrolled as a Business major with a GPA of 3.0

Provided by:

The Depp family (Paul and Roberta) and friends to honor the memory of Stephen Paul Depp

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Dolezal, Gary Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:

High school seniors to college seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.

Provided by:

Family to perpetuate the memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship and scholarship.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Application:

Please complete and submit Western's Common Scholarships Application

 Eastman, Donald S. Business Scholarship

Available to:

Students who are majoring in Accounting or Economics and have earned at least 30 credit hours at Western.

Provided by:

Don Eastman

Amount: 

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Elva Lea Wise Business Scholarship for Women

Locke, Patty Accounting Scholarship for Women is Available to:

Eligibility: 

Excellent female student in Accounting

Accounting Scholarship Provided by:

Friends of Elva Lea Wise

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Encana Oil & Gas (Usa) Inc.

Available to:

Full-time students who have been accepted to the Energy Management program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need will be considered.

Scholarship Provided by:

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy Management program. 

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted to the Energy Management program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:

MDU Resources Foundation and Fidelity Exploration & Production Company.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available (approximately $600).

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy Management Program.

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Gunnison Energy Corporation

Available to:

Full-time students that have obtained junior or senior status and have been accepted in the Energy Management program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be from Western Colorado.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy Management Program.

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Gunnison Energy Management Scholarship For Gunnison Valley

Available to:

Full-time students that are graduates of Gunnison High School and have been accepted in the Energy Management program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be a freshmen or seeking an Additional Bachelors Degree.

Business Scholarship is Provided by:

Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:

Two awards of $2500 each.

Scholarship is Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy Management program in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Gunnison Savings and Loan Scholarship

Available to:

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a Business, Accounting or Economics Major. Must also be a member of GS&L.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Donation from Gunnison Savings & Loan.

Amount:

$750 (pending funding)

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Gunnison Valley Fidelity Exploration and Production Scholarship

Gunnison Valley Fidelity Exploration and Production (GVFEP) Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted in the Energy Management program. Financial need may be considered.

Scholarship Provided by:

GVFEP

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Energy Management Leadership

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Haverly, F. S. Academic Scholarship

Gunnison Savings and Loan Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time Business, Accounting or Economics majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and have completed, or will complete 60 credit hours at Western by semester end in which scholarship is awarded. Students must have financial need.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

A gift from F.S. Haverly who was an Accounting professor at Western for over 20 years.

Amount:

One scholarship for $1000 or two scholarships for $500.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Industry Partner Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted in the Energy Management program. Financial need may be considered.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Various Energy Management associated companies

Amount: 

Award depends on funds available

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Energy Management Leadership

Application: 

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Kregel, Kathleen Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time female Business, Accounting or Economics majors who are Colorado residents. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or better and have recipient-year class standing of sophomore through senior. Students must have financial need.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Kathleen M. Kregel ('87 MBA) & James R. Smith.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Little, Robert and Gloria Memorial Business Scholarship

Available to:

Declared majors in Business, Accounting or Economics, full-time students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Have both academic promise and financial need.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Robert Little in memory of Gloria Little.

Amount:

Fourteen awards of $500 each.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Locke, Patty Accounting Scholarship for Women

Available to:

Excellent female students in Accounting.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Patty Locke

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Learn more about Western's Accounting program. 

 Long, John S. Scholarship

Available to:

Juniors and seniors in the Energy Management who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

The Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen in memory of John S. Long, a well-known and well-loved Landman in the Denver Oil Community.

Amount:

$1000 - $2500

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The John S. Long Scholarship Fund Committee

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Mikesell Scholarship In Accounting

Available to:

Students with a declared majors in Accounting. Colorado residents and U.S. citizens. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and demonstrate financial need. Preference placed on students who attended High School in communities with a population of less than 10,000. Scholarship may be renewable.

Accounting Scholarship Provided by:

Greg and Monica Mikesell

Amount:

One award for $1200.

Selected by:

Accounting Faculty

Application: Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 

 Miller, Marshall Business Scholarship

Available to:

Business majors who are graduates of a Colorado high school. Students must have junior/senior status with a minimum GPA of 2.25. Students must demonstrate financial need and high personal standards.

Provided by:

Marshall Miller

Amount:

Depending on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Newfield Exploration Company Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students with at least a junior status, enrolled in the Energy Management program. 

Provided by:

Newfield Exploration Company

Amount: 

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

Energy Management Leadership

Application: 

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Porter, Ralph E. Business Administration Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time Business Administration majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Provided by:

Ralph Porter who was associated with Western Colorado University for more than sixty years. He worked directly to serve the College as a student, Secretary to the President, Treasurer, and Business Manager.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Questar Exploration & Production Company Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted to the Energy Managemnet program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:

Questar Exploration and Production Company.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available (two scholarships of approximately $2,500 each).

Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy Management Program.

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Reed, J. Ralph Business Scholarship

Available to:

Declared majors in Business, Accounting or Economics. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Students who have distinguished themselves as people of strong character and morals. Preference given to those actively involved in the department.

Provided by:

LIATIS Foundation.

Amount:

Awards based on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Solich, George & Carol Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted to the Energy Management program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:

The Energy Cup Matches.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available (approximately $1300).

Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy Management Program.

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Urban, Paul 'Legends Of Industry' Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted to the Energy Management program. Recipients must maintain a 3.3 GPA and be involved in extra-curricular activities. Scholarship is to be used for tuition only. Students who have scholarships that already cover tuition expenses are ineligible.

Provided by:

Paul's wife, Ann Marie, Eric McGlone and other friends.

Amount:

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:

Chair(s) of the Energy management Program and Ann Urban.

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Western 300 Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted to the Energy Management program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:

Various Energy Management associated companies. 

Amount:

Award depends on funds available

Selected by:

Energy Management Leadership

Application

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Whiting, Vern Memorial Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time students majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. Students must be junior or senior standing and must demonstrate financial need. Students must have exhibited a work ethic that has assisted in financing their education. Preference given to non-traditional students.

Provided by:

Vern's wife, Nell, and family and friends.

Amount:

$250

Selected by:

Faculty of the Business, Accounting and Economics programs in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Wilson, Roger E. Memorial Business Scholarship

Available to:

Full-time Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need. Must be majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. 2.5 GPA required to maintain scholarship.

Provided by:

Douglas A. Wilson to honor his brother.

Amount:

Depending on funds available.

Selected by:

The School of Business

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 

The Business Administration curriculum provides the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in business and management. The degree program builds a solid business foundation, covering accounting principles, business law, international business, finance, economics, statistics and marketing.

As a student in The School of Business, you can specialize in several emphasis areas to round out your business perspective and prepare you for the future - whether you seek a broad-knowledge degree applicable to many industries, or you wish to plan to launch your own business or organization.

Areas of Study

Directory

Faculty

Menon Billingsley, M.S. headshot
Director, Energy Management Program; Lecturer in Business Administration
B.S., California Polytechnic State University , M.S., Baylor University
Phone: 970.943.2563
Office Location: Borick Business Building 225
D. Scott Borden, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty for Master in Environmental Management (MEM), Adjunct Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA, Coordinator of the Sustainable and Resilient Communities MEM Track, Resilience Studies Consortium Coordinator
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.A., Prescott College, Ph.D., University of Exeter
Phone: 970.943.2294
Office Location: Kelley Hall 108
Dr. Steve Crowley headshot
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S. Accounting and Finance University of Montana, Master of Accountancy University of Montana, Ph.D. Accounting and Information Systems University of Utah, CPA Colorado, CMA
Phone: 970.943.3055
Office Location: Borick Business Building 247
Dr. Jeffrey Dykes headshot
Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.A. Western Colorado University, JD University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Phone: 970.943.3189
Office Location: Borick Business Building 226
Dr. Christopher Greene headshot
Associate Professor of Business Administration; Innovation + Creativity + Entrepreneurship (ICE) Project Director
B.S. University of Wyoming, JD University of Colorado School of Law
Phone: 970.943.2300
Office Location: Borick Business Building 222
Ralph Hanke, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Graduate Faculty in Outdoor Industry MBA
B.A., University of Waterloo, M.A., University of Waterloo, M.A., Bowling Green State University, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 970.943.3020
Office Location: Borick Business Building 242
Jim Harriss, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor of Finance, Graduate Faculty in Outdoor Industry MBA
BBA, Sam Houston State University, MBA, Sam Houston State University, DBA, Mississippi State University
Phone: 970.943.3005
Office Location: Borick Business Building 215
Dr. Sally E. Hays headshot
Professor of Economics
B.A. University of Colorado, Ph.D. University of Oregon
Phone: 970.943.2893
Office Location: Borick Business Building 228
Dr. Jessica Laramie headshot
Lecturer in Business Administration
B.A. Illinois State University in Politics and Government, B.A. Illinois State University in History, M.S. University of Denver in Natural Resources & Environmental Law, JD University of Denver
Phone: 970.943.2538
Office Location: Borick Business Building 229
Dr. Scott Lazerus headshot
Professor of Economics
B.A. University of Utah, Ph.D. University of Utah
Phone: 970.943.2097
Office Location: Borick Business Building 227
Dr. Louise Meret-Hanke headshot
Lecturer in Business Administration
Phone: 970.943.3001
Office Location:
Tom Miller headshot
Lecturer in Business Administration
Phone: 970.943.3027
Office Location: Borick Business Building 245
Brooke Moran, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Education for MEM Graduate Program, Adjunct Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
B.S., University of New Hampshire, M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Phone: 970.943.2118
Office Location: Wright Gym 223
Kevin A. Nelson, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Business Administration, Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA, Associate Dean of Business School, Associate Director of Outdoor Industry MBA
B.A., Brigham Young University, M.A., Michigan State University, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Phone: 970.943.2610
Office Location: Borick Business Building 243
Dr. David J. Plante headshot
Professor of Economics
B.A. Boston University, Ph.D. University of Utah
Phone: 970.943.2207
Office Location: Borick Business Building 244
Michelle Shaffer headshot
Lecturer in Accounting
Phone:
Office Location: Borick 254
Dr. Perry Solheim headshot
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Fort Lewis College, Ph.D., University of Utah
Phone: 970.943.3026
Office Location: Borick Business Building 221
Dr. Michael Vieregge headshot
Professor of Business Administration
Undergraduate Degree, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, M.A., MPA University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 970.943.2566
Office Location: Borick Business Building 241
Joel Watson, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
B.S., University of Virginia, Ph.D., University of Utah
Phone: 970.943.3008
Office Location: Borick Business Building 246
Jay Whitacre, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Recreation & Outdoor Education, Adjunct Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.A., Indiana University , Ph.D., Indiana University
Phone: 970.943.2202
Office Location: Paul Wright Gymnasium 231