Leadership is a quality that is appreciated all around the world. Today we often see educators, reformers and change makers speaking about lack of great leadership and the world’s need for young and enthusiastic leaders. Whether you're pursuing a bachelor's or master's, specializing in management or leadership studies will enable you to develop the necessary managerial skills that can be applied in virtually any professional setting. Leadership is such a great quality that if nurtured and cultivated properly then can give amazing results. So students interested in leadership programs are encouraged and given support from government as well as from private institutions. 

Increasing your tuition funds with management and leadership scholarships is a smart economic move to lower the expenses needed to receive your well-rounded business education.Managing one’s tuition and management fees by leadership scholarship is a brilliant economic decision. Anyway the fees of business education are skyrocketing, so getting a college scholarship is the best way to get funds for your education. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there will be 13.5 percent employment growth for management analysts between 2018 and 2028. In that period, an estimated 118,300 jobs should open up, which means there will be great demand for leaders and senior managerial position holders. So if you are really willing to climb the ladder of leadership below are a few tips, eligibility criterias and examples of leadership scholarship. 

Who can apply for a leadership Scholarship?

As different leadership scholarships have different requirements it is very tough to generalise the criterias for a leadership scholarship. However there are a few common criterias which more or less remains the same for most of the scholarships. So here it is:

  • One should be a high school senior or college freshman.

  • One should have a financial need to claim for a scholarship.

  • One should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • One must have a resume, a transcript, a letter of recommendation, a personal statement and a headshot.

  • One should have exhibited some sort of community service or leadership quality.

  • One should have appeared for the SAT/ACT test.

Tips for a Successful Leadership Application

Though there is no hard and fast rule to get a Leadership Scholarship. But there are certainly a few tips which can be followed to increase one’s chances of getting a leadership scholarship. 

Apply when you are ready

Instead of jumping into a scholarship, it is always advisable to plan for a scholarship. Again planning does not mean simply planning. One has to make sure that one sticks to the plan one has prepared for. One can actively participate in different social events in order to show leadership qualities. One can schedule and organize meetings, recruit volunteers or participants, write a mission statement, or get elected to office. 

This is something that the scholarship committee will be looking for in a candidate.

Focus on your essay

One exhaustive and well described essay is a very important part of your application. You essay should contain:

Leadership

Why do you wish to be a leader?

Project

What are the projects you have taken in the past and what are the projects you are planning to take?

Learning

What is your learning of the projects that you have done till date?

Outcomes

What are the outcomes of this kind of leadership work?

Write a  compelling essay

Your essay should be very compelling and engaging.

Here are some components that we have found make for a compelling leadership essay:

    • There is a clear and consistent voice of the writer that lets the reader connect on a personal level.

    • The essay is organized well with a natural flow between sections and is not cobbled together.

    • The reader has a clear sense of what the writer feels about leadership on a personal level.

Prepare for your interview

Your interview is the most crucial part in the entire process. Here are a few questions that one can expect in an interview. So make sure you have well formulated answers to these questions. 

    • What do you need to learn to be a proficient leader?

    • Is this “project” something that this community wants or needs?

    • How are you planning to work with others? With your mentor?

Get feedback on your application 

Getting feedback on your application will help you to do better in future. You can always ask for feedback from the review committee after an unsuccessful attempt. 

Examples of a few Leadership Scholarship

Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Brower Youth Awards honors David Brower as an environmental advocate. In order to get this scholarship a student has to  demonstrate environmental leadership. 

This scholarship not only provides monetary awards but along with monetary awards one also gets to shoot a short film about their work and stay in the San Francisco Bay Area for a week.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000+

Deadline: TBD for 2021

The eligibility criteria for this scholarship is:

  • One must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher.

  • One needs to demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience. 

  • One should be  involved in community service.

  • One should plan to attend an accredited non profit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the U.S.

James W. Lewis Leadership Award

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The James W. Lewis Leadership Award is for students who demonstrate leadership qualities in one of many parts of their community, whether it’s advocating for more diversity or creating innovative businesses. 

One can apply if

  • One is a high school senior and college freshman.

  • One has at least a 3.0 GPA, 

  • One has 

    • a  resume,

    •  a transcript, 

    • a recommendation

    •  a personal statement

    •  a headshot. 

Only finalists are asked to  submit a video about themselves.

Apart from the above mentioned scholarships there are many other leadership scholarships available. A detailed research may be of great help.

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January 31st, 2021

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$1,500

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March 31st, 2020

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March 31st, 2020

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$500

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(720) 789-2907

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June 30, 2020

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July 20, 2020

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$7,093

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ADS@mdc.edu

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305-237-8888

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April 01, 2020

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$2,000

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OSFA@fldoe.org

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888-827-2004

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June 06, 2020

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osfa@fldoe.org

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888-827-2004

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June 30, 2020

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$3,566

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felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

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907-465-2980

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June 30, 2020

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$2,378

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felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

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907-465-2980

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February 15, 2020

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$2,000

Awards Available

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info@vsac.org

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(800) 642-3177

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February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

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scholarshiphelp@osbe.idaho.gov

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208-332-1595

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February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

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10

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scholarships@ffa.org

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317-802-6099