Scholarships for Leadership

Leadership is an important quality. In recognition of that fact, there are a vast number of scholarships available to students who have exhibited strong leadership skills. Scholarships for leadership are offered by a variety of community foundations, nonprofits, professional groups, corporations and other organizations. Many of these scholarships are reserved for graduating high school seniors planning to attend accredited 2- or 4-year schools. Often, students are required to complete an online application and demonstrate their leadership activities. Some scholarship providers also look for extensive volunteer service and a strong work ethic. To be eligible, students also may need to submit their transcripts and meet a minimum GPA. A personal essay and letters of recommendation also may be required. Take a look at our list below to find the right leadership scholarship for you.

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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Commitment
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Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award for the Outstanding Public Relations Student awards a $1,500 fund and a three-month paid internship to an individual who demonstrates leadership, achievements and activities related to public relations, digital presence and recommendations from faculty members or industry professionals. The award aims to encourage exceptional leadership and commitment.
  • competition 5.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Respect, Creativity, Sensitivity, Inquisition, Exploration, Fairness, Giving, Learning, Fun, Humor, Love
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The scholarship was established in memory of Kassel Smit who lived by the word Make a Difference
  • competition 5.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Marcus N. Bressler Memorial Scholarships American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, scholastic ability
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Age / Grade Level: College junior, College senior
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The scholarship was created in memory Marcus N. Bressler Memorial to help a mechanical engineering student who has interests in industries using and/or manufacturing pressure vessels or related components.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 745
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, Good Citizenship
  • School (K-12): Mount Vernon High School, Fortville, IN (High School)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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The scholarship was established to award exceptional graduating high school students of Mt. Vernon High School who have demonstrated good character, leadership potential, and good citizenship.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 4 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Personal Initiative, Academic Potential
  • School (K-12): Milford High School, Milford, DE (High School)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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Milford High School Alumni Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors of Milford High School who are academically outstanding. The fund of the program varies annually. The applicant must show academic achievement, leadership, initiative, and involvement in school and community activities to qualify for the scholarship.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Peace Scholarships Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
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  • 250 - 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Personal Initiative
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior, College freshman
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This scholarship was established to benefit high school seniors or college freshman students. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership and personal initiative in activities involving peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolution.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Potential
  • Age / Grade Level: Not currently enrolled
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Lt. Kim Adamson of the West Valley City, Utah, police department started this scholarship in memory of Sheryl Ann Horak, a law enforcement explorer who was shot and killed while participating in a post activity. This scholarship aims to benefit law enforcement Explorers who demonstrate potential as career law enforcement executives.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Academic Ability, Strong Interest
  • Major / Career: Dairy (Industry), Production Agriculture (Industry)
  • Age / Grade Level: College senior
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The award is for outstanding college seniors who are planning a career in dairy industry and demonstrated leadership skills, academic ability, and interest in dairy cattle.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details John D. Graham Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • May-26-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Commitment to Public Relations
  • Major: Public Relations, Journalism
  • Age / Grade Level: Undergraduate student, College senior
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The scholarship is sponsored by the PRSA Foundation and established in honor of John D. Graham. It is open to undergraduate students entering their senior year and who are enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000 - 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership
  • Major: Dairy Science, Accounting, Agricultural Economics, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Pharmaceutical Sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Extension, Dairy Researcher, Professor
  • Age / Grade Level: Undergraduate student
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The NDS / Junior Merit Scholarship is awarded to student pursue careers in the dairy industry. Applicants must be undergraduate junior students.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • September 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership
  • Major: Psychology
  • Age / Grade Level: Graduate Student, Post-graduate
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The Award in Support of Conferences and Workshops on Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training in Psychology is awarded to graduate students, interns and/or postdoctoral fellows in psychology
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership
  • Extracurricular: Community Service, School Activities
  • Age / Grade Level: High school Student
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This scholarship was established to recognize young people who have demonstrated leadership throughout their high school and have contributed to the improvement of their school, neighborhood, and the broader community, specifically leadership in civic engagement. Applicants must have done more than attend meetings or received services and have engaged in developing ideas, implementing plans, recruiting other young people, or leading a charge. This scholarship is renewable up to four years.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Dennis S. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, Dedication, Mentorship, Perseverance, Inspirational
  • School (K-12): Nordhoff High School, Ojai, CA (High School)
  • Major: Education
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Dennis S. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund provides $1,000 fund to a graduating high senior of Nordhoff High School. The scholarship aims to support an applicant who is a member of the school's athletic team. Special consideration is given to those who has been a leader or a mentor to the other youth.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Potential for Success
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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Greene County Bar Association Scholarship Endowment is a $500 fund given to graduating high school seniors from Greene County Arizona. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and community leadership. The fund may be used in attending studies at an accredited two or four year college/university, vocational school or trade school in the United States.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Rotary Club Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 3 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, High Morals
  • School (K-12): Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI (High School)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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Rotary Club Scholarship aims to give scholarships to chosen students graduating from Wisconsin Dells High School planning to take up post-secondary education. Three scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Steve Wright Memorial Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Sportmanship, High Moral Character
  • School (K-12): Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, IN (High School)
  • Athletics: Athletics
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This scholarship was started in memory of Steve Wright who was an outstanding athlete who exemplified the highest standards of moral character on and off the athletic field during his four years at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. This scholarship is open to Shortridge High School students who have participation on one or more athletic teams while at Shortridge. Applicants must demonstrate high moral character, leadership in sports, academic success and financial need.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details F.W. "Beich" Beichley Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, Integrity, scholastic ability
  • Age / Grade Level: College senior
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The scholarship was established In memory of F.W. "Beich" Beichley to help students with financial needs whose pursuing mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Garland Duncan Scholarships American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, scholastic ability
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Age / Grade Level: College junior, College senior
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The scholarship was established In memory of former Chairman Garland Duncan to assist the student in pursuing an educational program in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Commitment, Personal Initiative, Driven, Mature
  • Age / Grade Level: College senior
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Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Scholarship is a $10,000 fund given by From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The applicants must demonstrate exceptional musical achievement, unmet financial need, academic achievement and strength of character. The funds may be used for instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, or other music-related needs.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.5
View Details John T. and Joann C. Wills Music Educator's Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Commitment
  • School (K-12): Preston,WV (County)
  • Major: Music Education, Instrumental Music, Choral/Vocal Music
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This scholarship was established to provide assistance to Preston County high school graduates pursuing study in music education, instrumental and choral/vocal. Applicant must be regularly enrolled in a college or university as an undergraduate student.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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