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Scholarships: Leadership Scholarships for New & Returning Students

CMU will annually grant four Leadership Entrance Scholarships of $14,000 over four years to students who demonstrate significant leadership ability, academic excellence, personal character, service and vision. These scholarships are available to full-time students entering CMU Shaftesbury campus who have completed high school within the previous five years, and who have completed no more than nine credit hours of post-secondary education.  Graduates of CMU's Outtatown program are eligible to apply.

With the Leadership Scholarship Application, students must include:

The above items plus application requirements to CMU (application form, relevant official transcript, and application fee) must be received by February 28 in order to be eligible.

Note: Students who receive a Leadership Entrance Scholarship are not eligible to receive Program Merit Awards or Academic Scholarships.

Leadership Merit Awards: Each year four students who apply for but do not receive the Leadership Scholarship will be chosen to receive a one-time Leadership Merit Award worth $1,000.

The Leadership Scholarships are renewable to an amount of $3,500 per year for up to an additional three years, provided that the students maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, register for 12 or more credit hours per semester, and submit a 1,000-word essay by April 30 articulating new insights on leadership, summarizing how they have given leadership at CMU in the past year and articulate how they plan to be leaders in the coming years.  One letter of support written by a CMU faculty/staff person substantiating the student's leadership contributions at CMU must accompany the submitted materials.


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