Aug. 23, 2023

NDSU students selected as inaugural Possibility Fellows


NDSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business has launched the Possibility Fellowship, a one-year premier entrepreneurial program. 

The program will provide a rich educational experience that includes individual mentoring, hands-on learning and unique opportunities for networking and internships. Fellows will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to make the most of their talents, ambitions and entrepreneurial ideas.  

“We are excited to offer this new program to students to help them gain highly applicable, concrete skills to use in the real world, whether starting a business or social enterprise or generating ideas within an existing business,” said Jessica Vold, fellowship director.  

Students were selected to join the fellowship based on several eligibility requirements, including academic excellence, leadership abilities and a knack for entrepreneurial creativity. Each Fellow will receive a $5,000 scholarship and travel stipend for conference attendance and professional development.  

Inaugural fellowship recipients are: Wyatt Warkenthien, majoring in microbiology; Mia Haugan, a graduate student in microbiology; Corey Wilmer, majoring in finance; Cam Landis, a graduate student in business; Margaret Githua, a graduate student in business analytics; Kolby Hodnefield, majoring in electrical engineering; Tosin Oyewole, a graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering; Lucky Beddel, majoring in business; Elizabell Delgado, a graduate student in pharmacy; Bryce Grabanski, majoring in business; and Jake Schumacher, a graduate student in microbiology, . 

Recipients are required to maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA, be involved in a leadership role in programs such as Pathway Venture, I-Gem or Family Business, display inventiveness and a passion for entrepreneurship and have a desire to create an impact on campus and in the community, which they will demonstrate by completing and showcasing a community project.   

To learn more about the Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business and opportunities like the Possibility Fellowship, visit 

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