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Student Life Scholarships

Living Learning Community Engaged Leaders Scholarship

Stetson University's Department of Housing and Residential Life sees the value in emerging leaders participating in Living Learning Communities. Living Learning Communities are created to enhance the residential and educational experience of students. Participants live together in a residence hall community and actively engage in fostering community growth by providing a holistic approach to student development and learning through academic partnerships, service-learning opportunities, research initiatives and intentional and focused programming efforts. Residents who are excited to create inclusive and dynamic communities are vital to the success and mission of the Department of Housing and Residential Life. The Living Learning Community Engaged Leaders Scholarship is designed to assist residents who are seeking to move past success to significance in the realm of leadership within their residence hall/living learning communities. This scholarship will provide $1000 on an annual basis.

Potential scholarship recipients must meet the following qualifications:

  • 3.5 GPA in high school for first year applicants
  • Enrolled for a full time course load
  • Resident of a Living Learning Community
  • Willing to commit an average of 5 hours a week to LLC initiatives such as attending/partnering with RA, other scholarship recipients, LLC staff and faculty advisors to put on programs, provide passive educational opportunities and/or engage in community-building activities
  • Value the importance of educational interactions in and out of the classroom
  • Displays leadership potential

How to Apply

In order to apply applicants must answer the following two questions. Each answer should be no longer than 1000 words.

  1. Describe, in your own words, the core values of a Living Learning Community and how you see residents engaging in education interactions in and out of the classroom?
  2. How do you feel that your strengths and leadership skills will contribute to a seamless living learning environment within your specific living learning community?
  3. Please submit applications for the Living Learning Community Engaged Student Leaders Scholarship to Monica Saldarriaga, coordinator for residential programs, at msaldarr@stetson.edu

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Engaged Leaders Scholarship

Stetson University sees the value in emerging leaders of each class. Students who are excited to create positive change on their campus and in their community are highly regarded at Stetson. The Engaged Leaders Scholarship is designed to assist students who are seeking to move past success to significance in the realm of leadership. This scholarship will provide $1000 dollars on an annual basis.

Potential scholarship recipients must meet the following qualifications:

  • 3.5 GPA in high school
  • Has completed at least 100 hours of community service prior to arriving at Stetson University
  • Is enrolled for a full time course load
  • Willing to complete the Global Leadership Program (will be given priority acceptance if granted scholarship)
  • Values the importance of civic engagement and personal strengths

How to Apply

In order to apply students must answer the following two questions. Each answer should be no longer than 1000 words.

  1. Review the Social Change Model for review. Share how this model does or does not reflect your own beliefs regarding leadership
  2. Please compare and contrast examples of when you have exhibited strong leadership skills and when you have exhibited poor leadership skills. What did you learn about yourself through that process?
  3. Please submit applications for the Engaged Student Leaders Scholarship to Ana Maia, assistant director of leadership and organizations at amaia@stetson.edu

Application Deadline: August 15, 2015

Social Justice Leaders Scholarship

Stetson University sees the value in emerging leaders in social justice initiatives. Students who want to make positive changes in their community by promoting cultural competence and addressing many forms of oppression, both institutional and individual, are highly regarded at Stetson. The Social Justice Leaders Scholarship is designed to assist students who are seeking to move past success to significance in the realm of social change. This scholarship provides $1000 dollars on an annual basis.

Potential scholarship recipients must meet the following qualifications:

  • 3.5 G.P.A. in high school
  • Has completed at least 100 hours of community service, served in a student leadership position in programs addressing bias in schools or educating others around privilege and oppression
  • Is enrolled for a full time course load
  • Willing to commit an average of five hours a week to social justice education initiatives on campus
  • Displays leadership potential

How to Apply

In order to apply, students must answer the following two questions. Each answer should be no more than 1000 words.

  1. Discuss ways in which you experience privilege and/or oppression in your life, how you came to understand its significance, and ways you choose to address it.
  2. Please describe the most important social justice issue facing young adults today and explain ways in which this issue can be addressed on a college campus.
  3. Please submit applications for the Social Justice Leaders Scholarship to Yolany Gonell, assistant director of intercultural initiatives at ygonell@stetson.edu.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

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