Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy

The Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy (PLA) is a four-year leadership development program that engages scholars in classes, workshops, experiential learning, and community service activities. The curriculum focuses on specific outcomes, with each year’s experience building on those of the previous year.

Individuals selected to participate in PLA will receive a scholarship up to the cost of in-state instructional and general fees, for each year of eligibility. All monies must be applied directly to University charges. No refunds will be dispersed from PLA.

The Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of eight semesters of full-time enrollment (12-18 hours/semester). The Scholarship is only applied during Fall and Spring semesters.

Other Requirements:
Be accepted as a Bowling Green State University student prior to the PLA application deadline
Complete free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by January 15, 2019. Priority will be given to students who have the 2019-20 FAFSA submitted by December 3, 2018.
Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.
Must demonstrate leadership and service during high school.
Only current high school seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants must graduate from high school by June 2019.

Award
Varies
Scopes
Dean of Students
Deadline
12/03/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. What do you know about the President's Leadership Academy (PLA), why are you interested in being a scholar in the PLA, and how will you demonstrate the PLA values while a student at BGSU? (300 to 600 words)
  2. The PLA is rooted in Robert Greenleaf's philosophy of Servant Leadership. We hope the each PLA scholar has the "heart of a servant leader". If members of the scholarship selection committee were to walk around your high school, how would your peers, teachers, and high school administrator's describe you as a servant leader? What kind of leadership skills have they witnessed? What impact would they describe your servant leadership has had at your high school and in the community? (300 to 600 words)
  3. References: Below, please list the contact information for two current school teachers who are able to articulate your leadership ability and potential for success. Unless you are home-schooled, your references must be current school teachers –we prefer teachers who have taught you in more than one course. Do not include principals, advisors, guidance counselors, coaches, family members, friends, or associates on your list of references. No written letters of reference will be accepted.
    • 1. Reference (Please list the following in the box below: Name, Title, School Name, and School Telephone Number)
    • 2. Reference (Please list the following in the box below: Name, Title, School Name, and School Telephone Number)
  4. Community Engagement - In the space provided, please list your community engagement activities (i.e., service activities such as tutoring, serving at a soup kitchen, etc.) and the year(s) you were involved. Please use the format listed in the example below.
    • 1. Year Involved:
    • 2. Activity (e.g. Big Brothers/Big sisters)
    • 3. Frequency of Event (e.g. every other week)
    • 4. Amount of Time for Event (e.g. Four hours, once a week)
    • 5. Describe Your Role (e.g. Served as a mentor to a 10-year old girl)
  5. Community Engagement (continued) - In the space provided, please list your community engagement activities (i.e., service activities such as tutoring, serving at a soup kitchen, etc.) and the year(s) you were involved. Please use the format listed in the example below.
    • 1. Year Involved:
    • 2. Activity (e.g. Big Brothers/Big sisters)
    • 3. Frequency (e.g. every other week)
    • 4. Amount of Time (e.g. Four hours, once a week)
    • 5. Describe Your Role (e.g. Served as a mentor to a 10-year old girl)
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