Leadership Scholarship Event Brings Academic Achievers to Campus

January 11, 2012

Lebanon, Ill. — More than 250 students from over 100 high schools throughout Illinois and beyond will attend McKendree University’s annual Leadership Scholarship Event on Jan. 28 and 29.

The Leadership Scholarship, which has a maximum value of $5,000 annually, is available to students that have been awarded a McKendree University Presidential or Honors Scholarship and attend the Leadership Scholarship Event. During the Leadership Event, students will complete two personal interviews and submit an essay while they are on campus.

Presidential Scholarships, valued at $8,000 annually, are awarded to students at the time of admission who have both a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and a composite ACT score of 22 or higher. Honors Scholarships, valued at $12,000 annually, awarded to students at the time of admission who have both a 3.6 GPA and a composite ACT score of 27 or higher.

“These students are academic achievers who are typically involved in an impressive number of co-curricular activities,” said Chris Hall, vice president for admission and financial aid. “When awarding scholarships, we take every aspect of a student’s profile into consideration. We’re looking for outstanding students who will contribute to the life of our campus and benefit from the high academic quality that McKendree provides.”

During the interviews, panels of faculty, alumni, staff members and current McKendree students learn a bit more about each applicant. There are also opportunities for students and their families to meet with support service staff, ask questions, tour the campus and explore what college life is like at McKendree.


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McKendree University ranks among the top 25 percent of regional universities nationwide in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” report.Founded in 1828, the historic Lebanon, Ill., campus is 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. McKendree also has campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, Ky., and offers programs at Scott Air Force Base and other sites throughout Illinois and Kentucky.