by Norm Miller
Louisiana College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a scholarship called the President’s Leadership Award in their Oct. 28 meeting.
Desiring to reward students who have demonstrated Christian character and leadership abilities, as well as academic skills, LC President, Dr. Rick Brewer, designed the award for exceptional students who will be first-time freshmen and who already are proven servant-leaders at church, school and community.
“This scholarship is a strong reflection of our goal to further develop students in the maturity of intellect and of Christian character,” Brewer said.
Selected for consideration by a pastor, or headmaster of a Christian school, or principal of a public school, applicants for the President’s Leadership Award must have a 23 ACT score and a 3.0 GPA. Once accepted to LC, awardees must maintain a 2.5 GPA and meet other participatory requirements.
Leaders making such recommendations must develop and implement a process for selecting applicants to the scholarship. LC urges a committee process and not a unilateral decision.
“This award offers one of the many avenues we employ to fulfill our Vision of Preparing Graduates and Transforming Lives,” President Brewer said. “The standards for tomorrow’s leaders must not be compromised; rather, they must be emphasized if we will have an impact for today and the future.”
April 30, 2020, is the application deadline for this scholarship if applied to the Fall 2020 semester.