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Leadership Scholars

The Leadership Scholars are current Marymount Manhattan sophomores, juniors, and seniors who wish to take their leadership skills and abilities to the next level.

Below you will find information about the following:

What are Leadership Scholars?

The Leadership Scholars program is designed to elevate each individual’s understanding of their own leadership capabilities and take those to the next level. Over the course of twelve weeks, participants will attend weekly workshops that enhance their own awareness of who they are as a leader and their impact on those around them.

Why do it?

Scholars will leave the program as more well-rounded student leaders with a cohort of supportive peers and mentors who are committed to leadership education through personal exploration. Additionally, all selected Scholars will be awarded a non-renewable Theresa Lang Endowed Scholarship for approximately $1,000 (amount may vary based on available funds) for the Spring semester.

What is the time commitment?

The program is structured with two separate, yet interconnected, components: weekly leadership workshops and additional enrichment opportunities to foster your continued self-reflection, development, and growth.

1) Weekly Leadership Workshops

The workshops last approximately one hour each week, beginning the first week of the semester and ending the final week of April. Attendance at all workshops is required.

The workshops will be from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST on Wednesdays. Scheduled topics include:

Introduction to the Program
Identities and Intersectionality as a Part of Leadership
Listening and Understanding Others Through Empathy
Transformative Growth and the Ability to Take Risks
Giving and Receiving Difficult Feedback
Wrap-up and Debrief




*schedule of topics is subject to change

2) Enrichment Opportunities

Leadership Scholars will be provided a schedule of enrichment opportunities to attend outside of the weekly meetings. These EO events are identified as programs/ events that will enhance your participation in the Leadership Scholars Workshops and will support your broadening knowledge and personal growth. Participants will be required to attend at least four of these EOs by the end of the Leadership Scholars program.

How to Apply

To apply to be a Leadership Scholar, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time matriculated student at Marymount Manhattan College
  • Must hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must be a current sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Must show evidence of progressive leadership experience through academic, extra-curricular, athletic, or community-based involvement

The application for the Spring 2024 Leadership Scholars is now open and will close on October 16th, 2023 at 9:00 AM. Interviews will take place in late October/early November and applicants will be notified of decisions before the end of the Fall 2023 semester.


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