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EHE Junior Leaders Service Learning Program

Will you be a junior next year?

Is your, or will your, major be in the College of Education and Human Ecology?

Do you want valuable leadership experience? To help others in the local community? Maybe add some highlights to your resume?

Are you interested in a $1,000 scholarship from our college?

If you answered 'yes' to all of these questions then you should apply for the EHE Junior Leaders Program.

You Can Make a Difference.

The Junior Leaders Program is for junior-level students eager to gain leadership experience, learn about social justice issues and make a difference in the local community through service and scholarship.

In the program you will:

  1. learn multiple leadership theories;
  2. enhance your leadership skills through practice and reflection;
  3. develop and implement service-learning projects in the community; and
  4. have the opportunity to present at or attend local leadership events.

The Junior Leaders Program takes place during autumn and spring semesters every year. During the program, you will engage in at least two service learning projects, one which is self-selected and relates to your area of study. Additionally, as a Junior Leaders, you will take a one-credit hour independent study course in autumn semester that focuses on leadership theory and development.

Junior Leaders who complete the program will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the College of Education and Human Ecology.

Come. Be a Leader.

We are seeking a diverse group of students interested in social justice and community leadership to be a part of the Junior Leaders Program. Deadline to apply for this program is February 2, 2015.

Junior Leaders Program Application

The application for the EHE Junior Leaders Program is entirely online. Survey responses will be saved automatically. You are allowed to pause completion of your application. To continue work on your application you must use the same computer and the same Internet browser (e.g., Explorer, Firefox, etc.). You may only complete one (1) application.

Please ensure the information on your application is accurate before continuing on to the next page. You will not be able to go back to previous pages.

If you are a varsity student-athlete at Ohio State and you list athletics ability, participation, or achievements as part of this application, it may or may not impact your eligibility for this award based upon NCAA legislation.

To apply for the EHE Junior Leaders Program, please make sure you have the following items available:

  • Ohio State username.# and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage).
  • OSU email address (this is your
  • Information about your high school (city, state, county, country).
  • EHE academic major and current cumulative OSU GPA.
  • Anticipated student status for the 2015-16 academic school year. (You must be a junior to be considered for this program.).
  • Contact information (name, title, email, phone number) for an individual who can serve as a personal reference for you. No family members please.
  • In your own words, what does service learning mean to you? (This question will not be used in the decision making process, we merely want to know your thoughts. Please do not look up any definitions, we are only concerned with your opinions and experiences and there is no right or wrong answer; all perspectives are valued) Entry must be 300 words or less.
  • Briefly describe up to four of your extracurricular, work, or internship experiences from the past 2 years. Include:
    1. the name of organization to which you belonged;
    2. how long you were a member of this organization;
    3. what types of activities you perform or performed as a member of this organization;
    4. what you have learned from your experiences in this organization; and
    5. if you held a formal or informal leadership position? If so, what was your title (if you had one) and what were your responsibilities?

Please use complete sentences and do not insert images, spreadsheets, bullet points, etc.

  • Essay on why you want to be a part of the Junior Leaders Program. Entry must be 500 words or less.
  • Ideas on where would you like to develop and implement service-learning projects (e.g., schools, community centers, food pantry, etc.) and with what type of population would you like to work (e.g., children, high school students, adults, etc.).
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