The Student Leader Fellowship Award
My decision to apply for the Student Leader Fellowship Award, a prestigious scholarship that recognizes academic achievement and leadership ability, changed my life. I cannot describe my life at Witt without mentioning the opportunities provided by the award, especially being introduced to numerous campus leaders, faculty, staff and various student organizations. During my freshman year, I met monthly with other Student Leaders to discuss how to get involved on campus, which provided me with the support and momentum to really make a difference at Witt and in the Springfield community. The Emerging Leaders Program, a six-week seminar led by the Student Coordinator of Leadership, was particularly beneficial. First-year student leaders met once a week to discuss topics ranging from diversity to public speaking to campus involvement. Many new opportunities to get involved opened before my eyes, and I felt confident taking leadership positions. By the end of my first year, I was president of Union Board, a resident assistant and a Student Senator. The Student Leader Fellowship Award has challenged me to realize my full potential, get involved, meet new people and enjoy Witt to the fullest. As a Student Leader Fellow, you too will be rewarded with many opportunities that will help you grow as a person.
-Jonathan Duraj ‘09
Criteria: The Office of Student Activities and Greek Life offers up to three four year scholarships to students who exhibit outstanding academic achievement, are involved in multiple extracurricular activities, and undertake leadership roles within the groups and organizations to which they belong.
Amount: $2,500 per year or $10,000 over four years
Guidelines: Student must submit both the Application for Admission and the Student Leader Fellowship Award application by the Early Action deadline of December 1, write an essay about a personal leadership experience, include a letter of recommendation from someone familiar with their leadership ability, and participate in a scholarship interview. All candidates will need to exhibit strong academic skills, an interest in creating positive change through leadership, and a sustained commitment to the organizations they have joined. The application is available online at www.wittenberg.edu/admission.
Expectations: During their four years at Wittenberg, Student Leader Fellowship Award recipients are required to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program, attend various leadership seminars and undertake leadership roles on campus. They will both be mentored and mentor other student leaders. In addition, they must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and attend Student Leader meetings.
Questions: Contact the Office of Admission by phone, toll free at (877) 206-0332, or by e-mail at email@example.com