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Scholarships and Awards

Apply for LEAF (Leadership Enrichment Access Fund) Award

The TRIO Foundation LEAF is awarded to support a second-year student or above seeking personal and professional growth, the development of leadership skills, and exposure to diverse, global perspectives through co-curricular activities but, due to significant financial need, would otherwise be unable to afford to participate or would incur undue financial hardship to do so. The LEAF award is dependent on the amount requested; however, typically two to three awards are offered with the average award between $2,000-$5,000.

Previous awards have funded:

  • Study abroad programs.
  • Independent research projects.
  • EMT Certification.
  • Sorority dues.
  • Miami Mock Trial participation.

The qualities and characteristics of LEAF recipients should include:

  • Demonstration of financial need.
  • Personal accountability for financial self-sufficiency and fiscal responsibility.
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity.
  • Broad and active view of citizenship.
  • Reputational sensibility.
  • Exemplary academic record.
  • Record of working to pay for all or a portion of their college costs.
  • Campus and/or community involvement.

Scholar Leader Living Learning Community Scholarships

Scholar Leader is an upper-class residential living-learning community involving a one-year residence in Elliott or Stoddard Halls - two of the most historic residence halls in the nation. Endowments for each room provide partial scholarships to those students selected to live in the community. Each year, approximately 75 students are invited to join the Scholar Leader community after a multi-stage application and selection process. The Scholar Leader community encourages resident-guided programming, academic involvement, service projects, and the opportunity to explore leadership through intensive group engagement.

More information can be found at Scholar Leader.

Harry T. Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service

2018 Armstrong Student Center
550 E. Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056