Leaders in Social Justice

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Enact Change in the Local Community

This four-year scholarship program is designed to foster change-makers in the community and leaders in service to others.  It is a learning community of residential and commuter students who have a passion for making the world a better place for all by questioning and challenging social inequality.

What do the Leaders in Social Justice do?

  • Take classes with other Leaders in Social Justice to develop leadership skills
  • Serve with other Leaders in Social Justice at local nonprofits and community partners which address a variety of issues.
  • Participate in immersion programs and study away experiences to enrich their knowledge about social advocacy and engage in civic service.
  • Think globally, act locally

What are the benefits of becoming a Leader in Social Justice?

  • $2,000 renewable scholarship
  • Travel assistance 
  • Priority registration and advising
  • Certificate of distinction at graduation 
  • Expanded leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and intercultural competencies

What is involved?

  • 10 credit hours (fulfills SL, H2B, and H3 requirements)
  • Orientation
  • Leadership Retreat
  •  Immersion Program
  • May Experiential Trip (7-10 days)
  • Social Justice conference(s)
  • Leadership/Fellowship Position
  • Career Workshop

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application (includes essay and interview)
  • Open to all majors, both residential and commuter students

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