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President's Leadership Program

The President’s Leadership Scholarship Program is offered to associate degree seeking students on the Gainesville and Oconee campuses. It is designed to give participants opportunities to experience leadership as broadly as possible. These opportunities include studying the concept of leadership in the classroom, watching college and community leaders at work, and developing their own leadership skills through campus involvement and coordination of projects. Leadership Scholars will personally interact with university and community leaders through bi-monthly meetings and student organization involvement.

Benefits of the Program

  • Opportunity to build close relationships with other student members of the program and the advisors
  • Meeting and regularly interacting with university leaders
  • Access to involvement opportunities at the university
  • Networking with university and community leaders
  • Assistance with the transition to the university through interactions with other UNG students, faculty, and staff


Students who are selected for the program will receive a $1000 scholarship, in addition to any other scholarships they have been awarded, including the Hope Scholarship. Funds will be awarded in $250 increments at the beginning and mid-points of fall and spring semesters if program expectations are met. The scholarship is renewable for a second year, if the participant successfully meets all program expectations.

Application for the Program

New students accepted for admission to the University of North Georgia for the spring, summer or fall semester who have a 3.2 or above overall high school GPA and a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading and Math only) or an ACT composite score of 24 are eligible to apply for membership in the Leadership Program. Applicants must also be associate degree seeking students on the Gainesville and Oconee campuses.

Expectations of Participants

Both Years

  • Attend two meetings per month of the Leadership Scholars
  • Attend UNG and state leadership conferences
  • Arrange your schedule so you are on campus each day during the week (Monday through Friday)
  • Maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 10 hours of service in your campus community
  • Participate in the UNG Common Reading program

Year One

  • Serve as a member of the Student Government Association
  • Assist second year students in their GCLC presentation

Year Two

  • Serve as a member of the Student Government Association or another student organization based on your individual proposal
  • Submit a proposal for the UGA Leadership Conference and present if accepted (complete in fall)

Maintaining Membership in the Program

Leadership scholars must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and meet all of the expectations listed above. If a student’s GPA drops below 3.2 or if the other expectations are not met, he or she will meet with a member of the Program’s Advisory Committee to determine the course of action, which could include dismissal from the program.

Contact Information: Ms. Stacie Rowley, Office of Student Affairs,, 706-310-6293

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