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Southern Leaders & Leadership Scholarships


High school students who are driven and ready to step forward to engage in a college career filled with purpose are encouraged to apply to the Southern Leaders Program.  Students in Southern Leaders engage in interactive leadership courses, tackle community issues through service, and develop special projects that leave a lasting positive impact. Freshmen admission into the Southern Leaders program can occur through the Application for Acceptance.  Only students that complete the required essay for consideration with the Honors College and leadership programs will be reviewed for acceptance into the Southern Leaders Program and are then eligible for the Southern Leaders Scholarship.  Acceptance into the program is carefully reviewed and only a select number of those accepted will receive leadership scholarships.  

Southern Leaders Scholarship

The Southern Leaders Scholarship annually awards up to 35 qualified incoming freshmen with a one-time award of $1,000. Qualifying experiences include prior leadership, volunteerism, and enthusiasm to become a leader at Georgia Southern University.  This scholarship is one way we reward incoming students for their leadership experience prior to coming to Georgia Southern University and for their potential for leadership when they arrive on campus. Georgia Southern University provides an environment where you’ll learn, grow, and develop as a leader.

Southern Leaders & Scholarship Criteria

  • Academic High School GPA of 3.0 or higher (as calculated by the Office of Admissions)
  • Record of extensive high school leadership involvement
  • Record of volunteer community involvement and leadership
  • Personal desire to advance leadership and service experience

In order to be considered for the Southern Leaders Program and program scholarships, students must submit their Application for Admission and respond to the essay required for consideration for the Honors College and leadership programs. Those essays and applications will be reviewed and select applicants will be invited to interview for acceptance in to the Southern Leaders Program.

Last updated: 11/8/2022