Alumni Leadership Scholarship
About the Scholarship
The Alumni Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that will recognize and reward outstanding students who have demonstrated leadership, actively participated in the Lewis & Clark community, and who have interest in creating meaningful connections between students and alumni. 6-12 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded for academic year 2013-2014.
If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please click here.
The application asks for basic information and answers to three essay prompts. Essays can be as long or as short as you would like, as long as you think you have answered the prompt.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Board of Alumni members. Top applicants will be invited for a brief interview with the committee on February 23..
Deadline and Submission
Applications are due on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by 5 p.m. You can submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via mail to MSC 77, or in person to the Alumni Gatehouse Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
You must be in good academic standing. First-year, sophomore, and junior students are eligible. If you have senior standing, but intend to enroll in courses at Lewis & Clark for two more semesters (not counting the current one), you are eligible. If you are going to be studying abroad for both fall 2013 and spring 2014 and are awarded the scholarship this year, your scholarship will be applied to your account the first semester that you are back on campus. Please see more about overseas/off-campus program participation below.
There are great perks to being a scholar! Help with tuition is one of them. Furthermore, students that excel as SAA ambassadors will be considered for automatic renewal each year until they graduate. You will also get an in-depth understanding of the alumni community, and meet a lot of local and national alums. Over the course of your time as an SAA Ambassador, you will gain valuable leadership experience and professional development. The Board of Alumni; the sponsors of the scholarship, will also send you event invitations to the Alumni Honors Banquet, alumni Homecoming events, private receptions, Young Alumni happy hours in Portland, and more.
It is anticipated that each recipient will take an active part in the Student Alumni Association and will serve as an ambassador between current students and alumni. The SAA Ambassadors help plan and execute meaningful events for students and alumni, and increase the connections between the Alumni Association, Board of Alumni, the office of Alumni & Parent Programs, and current students. Students that excel as SAA Ambassadors will be considered for automatic renewal each year until they graduate. Participation requirements begin in April after scholarships are awarded and continue through May of the following year.
Each SAA Ambassador is expected to:
- Attend monthly meetings, spring training (April 3) and fall retreat (August 29).
- Take a leadership role in at least one SAA event each year.
- Assist another SAA Ambassador with at least one project each semester.
- Take a leadership role in Homecoming and Parents Weekend (October 4-6, 2013). Ambassadors must be available during the entire weekend to help with this signature event and act as representatives of the student body to alumni and parents. Ambassadors are also expected to recruit student volunteers for Homecoming hospitality and various weekend activities.
- Participate in all other major events with SAA involvement (Spring into Action, Mind the Gap, Alumni Honors Banquet, Board of Alumni meetings, President’s Holiday Reception and Careers for Pioneers).
Overseas Program Participation/Leave of Absence
Because this scholarship is tied to a service component (the Student Alumni Association) on campus, if you are awarded a scholarship during a year when you plan to be abroad for both fall and spring semesters, the scholarship (which is $500 for each semester you are on campus) will be deferred until the first semester you are back on campus. Some exceptions are possible on a case-by-case basis if you are available to fulfill some of the service components over the summer. A similar model will be used for students that take a leave of absence.
With questions, and for more information, please contact:
The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is located in Dr. Morgan S. Odell Alumni Gatehouse on the Undergraduate Campus.
Interim DirectorStephen LeBoutillier
Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 77
Portland, OR 97219