The Washburn University Leadership Institute has committed to creating a structured learning environment that fosters and encourages student leadership development. Incoming, direct from high school or transfer, and current students who have demonstrated leadership initiative, academic excellence and participation in extra-curricular activities during high school or college may be eligible for leadership scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing the Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate and are renewable up to four years if all requirements are met. If you are interested in a leadership scholarship, application materials are made available in September for the following fall.

Incoming Student Scholarships

Direct from high school and transfer students coming to Washburn University are invited to apply for a Leadership Institute scholarship. These are competitive scholarship suitable for students who exhibit leadership initiative and seek additional leadership development opportunities during their college years.

Minimum scholarship requirements for direct from high school students include a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT of 24. Transfer students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Accepting a Leadership scholarship commits a student to participate in Washburn University's Leadership Institute, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 while making appropriate progress toward a Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate.

Scholarship applications will be available on October 1, 2019 and are due December 1, 2019. Finalists will be notified on January 13, 2020. Required campus interviews will be conducted on February 7, 2020 and recipients will be announced by March 20, 2020.


Current Student Scholarships

Current Leadership Institute students with a 3.0 GPA and are active in the Leadership Institute are invited to apply for a Leadership Institute scholarship. These are competitive scholarships suitable for students who exhibit leadership initiative and seek additional leadership development opportunities during their college years.

Minimum scholarship requirements include a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Accepting a Leadership scholarship commits a student to participate in Washburn University's Leadership Institute, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 while making appropriate progress toward a Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate.

Current student scholarship applications will be available October 1, 2019 and are due January 31, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be announced on March 20, 2020.


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