The Leadership Scholars Program provides select Salve Regina students with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to advance in organizations through facilitative and transformational leadership.
Through meetings and seminars, students who participate in this select program are exposed to a variety of leaders from campus, the local community, companies, organizations and government, helping them build a leadership “toolbox” that serves as the foundation for growth throughout their life journey. The development of these skills is underpinned by exposure to the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, which reflect the most pressing challenges faced by society today.
Students in the Leadership Scholars Program learn to bridge the theoretical and the practical, empowering them to use the skills they develop in a variety of organizational settings and structures. They also learn how effective leadership may be actualized regardless of hierarchical position.
Eligibility and Selection Process
To be eligible for the Leadership Scholars Program, students must:
- Gain admission to Salve Regina.
- Place in the top tier of applicants receiving a McAuley, Presidential, Trustee or Pioneer scholarship upon admission.
- If invited, complete the program application on their student status page. Students will demonstrate fit with the program through a short answer question of 500 words or less.
Students are invited to apply to the Leadership Scholars Program based on a holistic review of the admissions application, with close attention paid to academic achievement and an assessment of leadership potential as demonstrated through activities, community involvements, service and letters of recommendation. Selected students will be notified by the Office of Admissions.