Leadership Fellows

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Apply to be a Leadership Fellow Today: Leadership Fellows Application

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Leadership Fellows program provides academic and financial support for students who display exceptional leadership potential.
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 and beyond.

The deadline to apply and submit all documents for the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Leadership Fellows Program for students planning to begin college in Summer or Fall 2018, is March 1, 2018. On campus interviews for scholarship finalists will be scheduled in March 2018.

Program Benefits

Participating students receive a full tuition, four-year scholarship for their fall and spring semesters. 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, earn an academic certificate in advanced leadership, and maintain full time enrollment until graduation. They will also participate in a documented volunteer service opportunity each semester. Fellows must maintain a 3.0 while in college.

The Alpha Class of the WVUP Leadership Fellows will be selected by March 2018 for enrollment in the Fall 2018 semester.


Leadership Fellows Criteria

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a 3.0 high school GPA or higher. If you have been out of high school for five years or more, you may submit a letter of recommendation from a current or recent employer to the Office of the Vice President for Student Services (it must be a supervisor or owner, not a co-worker).
  • Have a history of volunteering at your school and community. 
  • Submit a letter of reference relating to your volunteer work to the Office of the Vice President for Student Services.
  • Commit to the academic, leadership, and service requirements of the Fellows program. 
Please have all letters sent by the March 1 deadline to:
Office of the Vice President for Student Services
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Dr
Parkersburg, WV 26104