Leader Advancement Scholarship

The Leader Advancement Scholarship awards 40 high school seniors from across the nation who have distinguished themselves through their records of leadership and service with an $8000 scholarship - $2000 per academic year - to enroll in CMU's renowned leadership development program.

How to apply

To qualify for the Leader Advancement Scholarship, you must be admitted to CMU and have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0. Please contact us at (989) 774-LEAD (5323) if you have questions about this application. E-mail questions to cmulead@cmich.edu.

While not required, you have the option to submit a personal statement to our review committee. Personal statements may summarize how hardship has impacted your leadership, or if your leadership experiences are difficult to categorize on the online application. Submit your statement by January 15, 2021, via email to cmulead@cmich.edu with the subject: LAS Personal Statement First & Last Name.

Application timeline

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. To be considered for the Leader Advancement Scholarship, this application must be submitted to CMU by January 15, 2021.

Completing your Leader Advancement Scholarship application

It is important that you follow these instructions carefully so that your scholarship application is complete and can be reviewed in a timely fashion.
  • Be sure to list all of your involvements. Simple descriptions, where allowed, are sufficient to assess your involvement.
  • To be eligible to receive the Leader Advancement Scholarship, you must submit your completed application by the end of January 15, 2021.

Form instructions

As you proceed, you will encounter icons used to help you Add, Edit, or Delete items from your application and to accept or cancel changes. These appear as follows:

Add Add a new entry
Edit Edit an existing entry
Delete Remove an entry
Accept Accept the changes or new record
Cancel Cancel the current action