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Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall

Students from any academic major with an interest in creativity and innovation are welcome to apply to the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall. As a resident, you will be part of a dynamic and engaged learning community whose members have the opportunity to travel, compete, win awards, learn from successful entrepreneurs, and develop skills to advance their careers.

This residence hall is a new, premier living space for a select group of 33 undergraduate and graduate students who have a passion for taking action. Thanks to major financial support from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, residents pay approximately one-half the cost of comparable housing elsewhere on campus. The cost for Entrepreneurship students is $2,840 per academic year ($1,420 per semester).

Hansen Hall is a 3-story building with 11 private rooms and a community lounge with large-screen wall-mounted televisions on each floor. In addition to living spaces, the first floor houses a multi-purpose eLab, technology enabled “innovation” rooms where students can work together to develop new ideas, a fully equipped commercial-grade kitchen, and in-house free laundry facilities. Access to 3D printers and audio and video editing is provided in nearby buildings.

Applications for admission are competitive. More information and the link to the application are below.


In addition to the state of the art facilities and amenities, the focal point of this scholarship hall is the educational component completely devoted to entrepreneurial learning objectives. Students engage in curriculum based upon proven best practice approaches. Our state of the art facilities and progressive coursework help students develop an invaluable career skill set.

Students in the scholarship hall are their own community/organization. This is a great place to make life-long friendships with other students from across the spectrum of university majors.

Our Motto: DREAM - BELIEVE - ACT | With this opportunity you will learn by doing not just by reading from a book.


The Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall recipients are awarded private room residence in the scholarship hall for an academic year. Ideal candidates have two academic years of coursework remaining. This scholarship is renewable with a demonstrated commitment to entrepreneurship and academic excellence.

To be eligible for consideration:

  • Applicant must be enrolled full time at Fort Hays State University during residence in the scholarship hall.
    • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
    • Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester.
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing.
    • Undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50.
    • Graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicant must commit to and be enrolled in or have completed the courses Entrepreneurship 301 and 350 as well as maintaining satisfactory grades and performance in the coursework.
  • Applicant must effectively participate in all scholarship hall activities such as tours, projects, video conferences, and community meetings.
  • Applicant must commit to limiting non-related work during the school session.
  • Applicant must be in good standing with the FHSU Residential system.

Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall Application

Recent surveys have reported 54-63% of millennials have already started their own business or have a desire to do so. This scholarship hall will provide a unique opportunity to work with your peers who share your passion for entrepreneurship. Are you interested in technology? The founders of Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Google, Yahoo, Blackberry and Facebook ALL met each other as students in school. Have an idea involving health fields, transportation, logistics, graphic design, tourism and hospitality? Multiple firms in the United States have been developed from ideas founders generated and first worked on as students. Interested in solving problems which will benefit society? Many companies have started as ideas springing from the desire to do well as a business and do good for society at the same time, a value millennials share.
What idea will you develop? Who will you work and live alongside in this unique entrepreneurial community?

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