General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute & Museum
Awards are given as follows: $3,000, first place persuasive speech; $1,000, second place persuasive speech; $3,000, first place op-ed writing; $1,000, second place op-ed writing; $3,000, first place Four Star Leader; $1,000, second place Four Star Leader; $1,500, first place Ethics Bowl; $1,200, second place Ethics Bowl; $800, third place Ethics Bowl; and $500, fourth place Ethics Bowl. All first-place recipients will also receive a $1,000 donation to their schools.
10 awards offered annually.
The Four Star Leadership Program with General Tommy Franks is a world-class summer leadership program that allows 50 of the top high school students in the U.S. to have a face-to-face experience with national and international leaders. The National Center for Policy Analysis, Oklahoma Christian University, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute & Museum are partnering to create this opportunity for the next generation of leaders. Students receive the same policy briefings world leaders receive and then are challenged to address those issues individually in a persuasive speech and editorial, and collaboratively in a Student Congress format. The program includes teambuilding exercises, spontaneous problem solving and coaching in persuasive speaking and writing. This year's program will be on dates TBA on the Oklahoma Christian University campus in Edmond, Oklahoma. Free travel, room, and board are provided to all attendees. Please note: All students who successfully complete the Four Star Leadership Program will be eligible for one of three full-tuition scholarships to the University of Texas at Arlington.
Applications are available online on the Four Star Leadership website by clicking on the appropriate link. Please note: Students must be selected to attend the Four Star Leadership Program to be eligi ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.