EHE Junior Leaders Service Learning Program

Are you going to be a Junior next year? Are you enrolled or do you plan to enroll in a major in the College of Education and Human Ecology? Are you looking to gain valuable leadership experience, help others in the local community, and add some highlights to your resume? Are you interested in being awarded a $1,500 scholarship from EHE?

If you answered yes to all of these questions we hope that you will consider applying for the EHE Junior Leaders Program (application link below).

The EHE Junior Leaders program targets students of Junior status who are eager to gain leadership experience, learn about social justice issues, and make a difference in the local community through both service and scholarship. The aims of the Junior Leaders program are as follows:

  1. Expose students to multiple leadership theories.
  2. Enhance student leadership skills through practice and reflection.
  3. Provide students with opportunities to develop and implement service-learning projects in the community.
  4. Provide opportunities for students to present at or attend local leadership events.

Upon completion of the Junior Leaders program members will also receive a $1500 scholarship from the College of Education and Human Ecology.

The Junior Leaders program will unfold over Autumn and Spring semesters of the 2014-15 academic year. Throughout both semesters students will engage in at least two service learning projects, one which is self-selected and relates to student’s particular area of study. In addition, during Autumn semester 2014, Junior Leaders participants will enroll in a 1-credit hour independent study course that focuses on leadership theory and development.

We are seeking a diverse group of students with an interest in social justice and community leadership. If you would like to be a part of the EHE Junior Leaders Program please complete the application below. Deadline to apply for this program will be February 2, 2014. If you have questions regarding this program or application, please contact Dr. Brian Janssen at

EHE Junior Leaders Online Application Instructions:

In addition to personal information, before beginning the EHE Junior Leader Application below please make sure you have the following items available. Survey responses will be saved automatically and you can continue to work on your application but only on the same computer which you started it on and only using the same Internet program (e.g., Explorer, Firefox). You may only complete the application 1 time and you cannot scroll through previous pages so please make sure the information you provide is accurate.

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

  • 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 2014-15 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) (300 words or less)
  • Information on you extracurricular/work activities and what you have learned from these experiences (500 words or less).
  • Essay on why you want to be a part of the Junior Leaders program. (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.)?

Begin the EHE Junior Leaders Online Application