National Student Leadership Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Shelton Leadership Initiative

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two or three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must plan to attend North Carolina State University.
  4. Must plan to enroll full time.
  5. Must demonstrate the following characteristics: leadership experience and potential, personal character and integrity, community service, and academic eligibility.
  6. Must be a high school senior at time of application.
  7. Must attend a college or university in North Carolina.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available to a student who is entering North Carolina State University as a full-time freshman. The student must demonstrate leadership experience, strong personal character, and integrity.

Application requirements for the National Student Leadership Scholarship are:

  • Interview
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: The following eligibility and selection criteria will be used in the decision making process: leadership experience and potential; evidence of personal character and integrity; orientation toward community and service; an understanding of and interest in maximizing the program's opportunities; and academic eligibility. The scholarship selection committee will notify semi-finalists of the need to apply to the North Carolina State University (NCSU) admissions office and to complete the 'University Merit Scholarship' application by the deadline; however, the student may wish to apply earlier to NCSU. Students who are selected as finalists will be notified and required to provide a letter of recommendation from a person familiar with his/her leadership potential (in a signed/sealed envelope or mailed directly to the program office). Additional finalists may be selected from the entire pool of students whose merit applications are complete by Jan. 1. The committee will notify finalists by Feb. 1, and the selected finalists will need to participate in an interview in mid-February.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, renewable for three additional years by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and participating in the leadership programs offered by the program. The student may also receive up to $2,000 per year for enrichment experiences, such as study abroad, internships, seminars, individually designed creative projects, etc.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $15,000.

About Shelton Leadership Initiative:
Contact Information: Mike Davis, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor Director
Address: General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center, 1101 Gorman St. 223 McKimmon Center, NCSU Campus 7401 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7401

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