11/28 Gen-I NOW: 2018-2019 LEDA Scholars Application

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) works to close the gap for students from under-resourced backgrounds and those who are underrepresented at the top universities. LEDA is dedicated to helping young people overcome challenging circumstances to reach and succeed at the most selective colleges in the country. The LEDA program is a four-phase program that offers vital support over a six-year trajectory, from high school to college, and beyond. LEDA will recruit 100 exceptional high school students for the 2018-2019 program who show leadership potential but may lack exposure and guidance and is free for all students who are admitted.

Eligibility: Criteria to apply:

  • Students must be a junior in a public high school;
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6;
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities, intellectual curiosity, hunger to learn;
  • Students must be from low-income backgrounds; and
  • Must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

*Students who will be first-generation college students are given particular consideration.

Eligibility: Criteria to apply:

  • Students must be a junior in a public high school;
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6;
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities, intellectual curiosity, hunger to learn;
  • Students must be from low-income backgrounds; and
  • Must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

*Students who will be first-generation college students are given particular consideration.

Questions? Visit the FAQ page or email Iris Early, Director of Recruitment and Admissions at recruitment@ledascholars.org or call 606-787-0632.

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