Description of the Program

Please review the Overview & Background of the Leadership Scholars Program prior to applying for entry.

Requirements to Apply for the Leadership Scholars Program & Award

In order to apply for entry in Fall 2015, students need to:

  • Be an incoming first-year student
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Submit typed responses to three short essay prompts. Each essay should not exceed 300 words in length.
  • Please note that resumes, letters of recommendation, or other additional materials will not be considered in the scholarship selection process and should not be submitted with the essay responses. We recognize that many incoming students have held leadership positions in high school and other venues. However, we are focusing on what students have learned from their various life experiences and how they can apply that knowledge to solve problems both on the JCU campus and beyond.

At this time, only first-time college freshmen are eligible to apply for entry into the Leadership Scholars Program.

Questions surrounding the program, application, or eligibility can be directed to Christina Anderson, assistant director of enrollment, at cmanderson@jcu.edu or 216.397.1627.