Leadership Fellows

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Leadership Fellows program provides academic and financial support for students who display exceptional professional and leadership potential. Leadership fellows are selected from the incoming class each year during the March preceding the student’s first semester of enrollment. The college will supply the fellows with scholarships, academic counseling, retention services, leadership training, and professional career mentorship.

Leadership Fellows will be fully trained by professional members of campus and our community to participate and lead volunteer service, engage with all members of society, and plan a successful future career in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Participating students receive a full tuition, four-year academic or leadership scholarship. Successful students in their last semester will receive a stipend for a professional internship placement. Fellows will be required to receive leadership and success training, and an academic credential in leadership. They will also participate in a documented volunteer service opportunity each semester.

The “Alpha Class” of the WVUP Leadership Fellows will be recruited starting Fall 2017 with initial selection taking place March 2018.

2018-2019 Scholarship Application

Leadership Fellows Categories

Honors Leadership Fellows High school GPA of 3.5 or higher OR Recommendation from principal, counselor, employer, supervisor
Community Leadership Fellows High School GPA of 3.0 or higher OR Recommendation from principal, counselor, employer, supervisor
Future Promise Fellows High School GPA of 3.0 or higher OR Recommendation from guidance counselor during senior year of high school

Honor Leadership Fellows

BENEFITS – All Honors Fellows will:

  • Receive a scholarship equal in value to full tuition for eight consecutive spring fall semesters
  • Be assigned a senior faculty, staff, or administrator as a professional mentor and meet with them once per month
  • Attend initial leadership training seminars during the first full month of their first semester in the program
  • Attend monthly leadership and success seminars (that will be open to all students) led by qualified members of the faculty, staff, and community
  • Complete an Advanced Skill Set Certificate in Leadership (18 credit hours) before graduation, making progress each semester
  • Complete a documented volunteer service opportunity each semester
  • Receive a stipend for a verified professional internship placement in the final semester before completing a Bachelor degree

To maintain status of Honors Fellow, the student must:

  • Maintain their mentor and seminar schedule
  • Stay enrolled full time
  • Maintain a 3.2 college GPA

Community Leadership Fellows

BENEFITS – All Community Leadership Fellows will:

  • Receive a scholarship equal in value to full tuition for eight consecutive spring fall semesters
  • Will be assigned a senior faculty, staff, or administrator as a professional mentor and meet with them once per month.
  • Attend initial leadership training seminars during the first full month of their first semester in the program
  • Attend monthly leadership and success seminars (that will be open to all students) led by qualified members of the faculty, staff and community
  • Complete an Advanced Skill Set Certificate in Leadership (18 credit hours) before graduation, making progress each semester
  • Complete a documented volunteer service opportunity each semester

To maintain status of Community Leadership Fellow, the student must:

  • Maintain their mentor and seminar schedule
  • Stay enrolled full time
  • Maintain a 3.0 college GPA

Future Promise Fellows

BENEFITS – All Future Promise Fellows will:

  • Receive a scholarship for full tuition for eight consecutive spring fall semesters
  • Will be assigned a senior faculty, staff, or administrator as a professional mentor and meet with them once per month
  • Attend initial leadership training seminars during the first full month of their first semester in the program
  • Attend monthly leadership and success seminars (that will be open to all students) led by qualified members of the faculty, staff, and community
  • Complete an Advanced Skill Set Certificate in Leadership (18 credit hours) before graduation, making progress each semester
  • Complete a documented volunteer service opportunity each semester

To maintain status of Community Leadership Fellow, the student must:

  • Maintain their mentor and seminar schedule
  • Stay enrolled full time
  • Maintain a 3.0 college GPA