High school students interested in earning scholarship dollars while honing their leadership skills and participating in community activities are encouraged to apply for Colorado State University – Pueblo’s President’s Leadership Program (PLP). The application deadline for next year’s class is March 1.
The President’s Leadership Program is a four-year academic leadership program that develops and trains emerging leaders. PLP students work and learn in community, educational, corporate and non-profit settings to develop their leadership skills. CSU-Pueblo’s PLP program is a member of the Colorado Leadership Alliance, a consortium of comprehensive leadership education programs at undergraduate institutions across Colorado. Through shared resources and collaborative efforts, CLA’s focus is to develop the next generation of Colorado's leaders.
Eligibility requirements of the program include a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and two letters of recommendations with a completed application form. Program benefits of the four-year program include a $2,000 per year, merit-based scholarship and a minor in Leadership Studies.
Last fall, 12 juniors in the PLP program at CSU-Pueblo immersed themselves in learning about a variety of environmental issues and how individuals can make a difference in reducing their carbon “footprints” on a daily basis. The students presented the results of a survey on recycling and made recommendations to Pueblo City Council as part of their capstone project on environmentalism. The project also included creation of a board game to educate elementary school children about various ways to conserve resources. Freshmen in the President’s Leadership Program provided emergency safety kits for nearly 50 senior citizens in partnership with the Senior Resource Development Agency (SRDA) as part of their fall community service project. The students sought donations of money to purchase items for the kits, which were delivered the week of Thanksgiving.
Go to www.colostate-pueblo.edu
for more information (see financial aid & scholarships section of “Future Students” link), or contact the President’s Leadership Program Office at 719-549-2060.