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Stitt Scholars Program

Stitt Scholars Offers Paid Internships

The Stitt Scholars Program provides students with experiential learning opportunities (paid internships) through deep collaboration with clients from the Dayton community.

The Stitt Scholars Program was started with a generous donation from Jim '71 (Chairman of Cutco Corporation and Chairman of Olean Business Development Corporation) and Carol Stitt for engineering, business, and other students to collaborate with startup companies and entrepreneurs at The HUB powered by PNC Bank.

Benefits and Commitments

Students in the program commit to one academic year (fall and spring) and take a two-credit-hour course (Elements of Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and a zero-credit-hour experiential learning course.

Stitt Scholars gain and enhance their problem-solving skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. They collaborate with the L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Entrepreneurs Center at The HUB to provide impactful experiential learning opportunities for the students during the academic year.

Stitt Scholars intern while taking fall and spring semesters classes. Thus, students gain employable skills without taking a semester off.

Stitt Scholars Program Cohort 2023-2024

Want to become a Stitt Scholar?

The following application materials should be submitted:

  1. An essay (500 words max) describing your experience in innovation and design, demonstrated leadership, contributions to a team/project, passion for product innovation, support for UD’s vision of diversity, equity and inclusion, ability to communicate effectively in oral and written, work in a spirit of cooperation and support for the common good;
  2. A letter of recommendation from a professor or a supervisor you have worked with; and
  3. A current resume.
Application Submittal
  • Applications are accepted from the second Monday in the spring semester to the fifth Monday in the spring semester.
  • Email your application materials to the Stitt Scholars Program director, Michael Moulton,

Stitt Scholars Program, Michael Moulton, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0249


Inaugural Stitt Scholars Program Begins