The Pepsi Ohio University Campus Leadership Scholarships program is made possible through the generous support of Pepsi and is designed to recognize and enhance student leadership in the University community. Each spring, 12 undergraduate students will be selected as Pepsi Leadership Scholars for the following academic year. A student may be selected as a Pepsi Leadership Scholar only once during his/her college career. Additionally, selection includes the awarding of a $2,500 scholarship.
All nominations/applications will be considered utilizing the following criteria. In order to be considered, students must demonstrate:
**Successful completion of at least two consecutive quarters of coursework on the Athens campus; those selected must be enrolled as full-time students on the Athens campus during the academic year following selection
**Evidence of meaningful leadership in the university community for at least two consecutive quarters
**Good standing with the University judicial system at the time of application; those selected must remain in good standing during their tenure as a Pepsi Leadership Scholar
**A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application; those selected must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA during their tenure as a Scholar
In selecting recipients, the screening committee will consider (in order of importance):
**Quality and quantity of leadership contributions to the University community. Special attention is paid to how the student leader has applied her/his skills, knowledge and/or leadership attributes in a given context.
**Quality of academic performance
**Evidence of success in balancing academic achievement with out of classroom involvement
The awards screening committee will consist of members of the University community. The screening committee will review applications and recommend award recipients to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Individuals may be nominated by others or may apply for the award themselves. Please complete the following information as thoroughly as possible. An OHIO email address for the nominee/applicant is required for further processing.
Please note: If you are submitting a nomination for someone else, the nominee will be contacted to secure permission to check University academic and judicial records. If you are submitting an application for yourself, submission of this form constitutes tacit permission to have your University academic and judicial records checked as necessary.
EXPECTATIONS FOR AWARD WINNERS:
Award winners will be expected to sign a contract abiding by the following requirements of the Pepsi Ohio University Campus Leadership Scholarships:
The Pepsi Scholarship is a highly competitive, highly selective award given to outstanding leaders, and to those who show strong leadership potential at Ohio University. If selected for the award, you will be required to participate in programming through the Career and Leadership Development Center during the academic year. This programming is meant to enhance and reflect on your ability to lead others and grow your leadership skills. Because this is an academically related award, you are expected to meet the requirements of this scholarship. Failure to meet these requirements may result in your scholarship being revoked.
1. Must attend all meetings throughout the academic year (weekly). Meetings will be scheduled based on a time/day that all scholarship award winners are available.
2. If you plan to miss a meeting you must give 24 hours’ notice to the Pepsi Scholarship program supervisor. Excessively missed meetings will result in partial loss of scholarship.
3. Each student is expected to attend all retreats (weekends included) during the fall and spring semester. Dates for these retreats will be announced in advance of fall semester via the student’s OHIO email from the Career and Leadership Development Center.
4. Additional group expectations may also be set based on the group’s needs and personal values during the first meeting of the academic school year.