Leadership Scholarship

When boasting ends, there dignity begins.

~Owen D. Young, St. Lawrence Class of 1894, founder of RCA, former Chairman of the Board, General Electric, Inc. and St. Lawrence University Board of Trustees.

St. Lawrence University has a long tradition of developing charismatic, ethical leaders. Graduates have gone on to careers in business—frequently rising to the position of CEO or starting new businesses; in government—at the local, state and national levels; and in careers in health care, science and technology, law and education.

Many of those who are leaders in their professions were leaders at St. Lawrence. Students lead in traditional roles in the Thelomathesian Society (our student government), as Community Assistants in the residence halls, and as captains on athletic teams. They also demonstrate leadership in the classroom, through internships and community service projects, and by starting new clubs and organizations.

Are you a leader in your school or community? Are you interested in further developing your leadership skills at St. Lawrence?

The St. Lawrence Leadership Scholarship is a $40,000 scholarship over four years ($10,000 per year) awarded to students based on evidence of leadership in their schools and communities. Our goal is to award this scholarship to students who will continue to develop their leadership abilities while having a positive impact on
St. Lawrence and the local community.

How to Apply:

First year students interested in applying for the Leadership Scholarship must submit a complete St. Lawrence application (Common Application) by February 1. Students who are applying Early Decision must submit scholarship material with their completed application. Transfer students who are interested in being considered for this scholarship must complete the scholarship essay and submit it with their application. 

In addition, students are strongly encouraged to submit a supplemental essay describing their leadership experiences and what they have learned from holding positions of leadership. Students are also encouraged to describe how they envision using their leadership skills to positively influence the St. Lawrence community.

Essays should be 200-500 words and submitted online or faxed to the Admissions Office at 315-229-5818.