Emerging Leaders

Forming the next generation of ethical leaders

 

What is the Emerging Leaders Program?

 

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is Edgewood College’s premier student leadership program created to support students from historically underrepresented populations. The ELP seeks to prepare leaders compelled to promote the Sinsinawa Dominican values of truth, justice, compassion, partnership, and community. This program is designed to assist students to become lifelong learners and ethical leaders who help build a sustainable, just, and compassionate world.

 

Program Overview

 

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) provides students with the following:

• Academic Excellence through intentional academic advising and support

• Experiential Learning through civic and community engagement activities

• Mentorship, Advocacy and Support through one-on-one meetings, cohort meetings and connection to student services on campus.

• Personal Growth through valuable skills, such as time management, interpersonal skills and communication that are vital for their persistence and success. Students will also explore spiritual formation through retreats and service trips.

• Scholarships: Students who are admitted to the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) are eligible for a flexible scholarship ranging between $5,000 to $10,000 per year, in addition to the student’s federal/state aid and academic merit-based scholarships.

• Career Planning, Networking and Professional Development: ELP students will also benefit from a network of peers and professionals that will make them competitive for professional/graduate schools and leadership positions in government and various industries.

 

Scholarship Award Criteria

 

To qualify for the scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:

• Be admitted into Edgewood College as a traditional incoming first year student

• Submit a scholarship application and if selected complete an on-campus interview

• Come from a historically underrepresented group

• Demonstrate financial need and leadership skills

 

Interested in Applying?

 

1. Be admitted to Edgewood College (Apply Now)

2. Complete the scholarship application by March 1

3. Complete either:

- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid

- Or the DACA DREAMER Application

 

Contact Us

 

Office of Mission, Values, and Inclusion

Email: mvi@edgewood.edu

 

Emerging Leaders Application

Application for 2022-2023 Emerging Leaders is now open! Apply to Edgewood College today!

https://www.edgewood.edu/apply

Once admitted, look for the "next steps" email and indicate interest in the Emerging Leaders Award

Emerging Leaders Formerly Known As Community Scholars Program History

Emerging Leaders welcomed the first cohort of students to the program in 2007. The program was created to serve students of color from Dane County and provide tuition assistance and additional tools for academic success. Since its inception, the program has grown to serve 13 BIPOC students per academic year. 

Today, program participants benefit from four-consecutive years of tuition, room & board for their first and second year, individualized support, and are immersed in a leadership development curriculum.
 

PROGRAM MISSION:

Our mission is to prepare a community of leaders from Dane County compelled to promote the common good and advocate for justice.

 

PROGRAM VISION:

Our vision is to build an expansive network of leaders who address economic, political and social issues that affect our lives and society.

 

PROGRAM PURPOSE:

Our purpose is to provide individualized support, scholarship access, and leadership development opportunities to historically underrepresented BIPOC or 1st Generation students.

Building a New Generation of Leaders

We have partnered with leading scholars and consultants to develop a 4-year culturally responsible leadership curriculum that will aid the growth of program participants. Over the course of a student’s Edgewood College journey, they will spend time on eight different leadership modules. Every semester, we introduce a new leadership framework to ensure when students graduate, they are ready to influence and change society. Upon graduation, program participants receive a leadership certificate.

 

97% 1st Year Retention Rate

Average GPA Upon Graduation: 3.3

Average Credit Hour Completed: 134

91% Students of Color

Program Benefits:

  • 4 Consecutive Years of Tuition Assistance
  • E-Device (Laptop or Tablet)
  • Course Textbook Waivers
  • Individualized Support from Program Leadership
  • Immersive Leadership Development
  • Supportive Cohort of Peers

Program Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be admitted into Edgewood College as a traditional incoming first year student
  • Submit a scholarship application and if selected complete an on-campus interview
  • Come from a historically underrepresented group
  • Demonstrate financial need and leadership skills
Richard Sims

Richard Sims

rsims@edgewood.edu

Office of Mission, Values, and Inclusion

mvi@edgewood.edu

608.663.3274