Judson Leadership Scholars Named for 2017-2018 School Year | Judson University Christian College
Judson Leadership Scholars Named for 2017-2018 School Year

(ELGIN, IL – July 7, 2017) Judson University has announced that five incoming freshmen have been selected as participants in the Judson Leadership Scholars (JLS) program. This is the fourth year for the program that offers leadership training and financial aid to students based on academic merit, leadership qualities and financial need.

“The students selected for the JLS program exhibit exceptional character and academics,” said Judson Admissions Director Molly Smith. “These scholars are already leaders in their communities showing a passion and dedication for making a difference, and we are excited to see what the future holds for these outstanding students.”
The 2017-2018 Judson Leadership Scholars are (below, l. to r.) Claire Konnor of Bayside, Wis., who will study Architecture; Lucas Schorr of Mundelein, Ill., his major is undecided; Maxwell Starcevich of Shorewood, Ill., who will study Architecture; Aiden Stevens of the U.S. Virgin Islands, who will study Architecture; and Bryan Tripp of Chatham, Ill., who will major in Music Business and Entrepreneurship.

Judson Leadership Scholars

The Judson Leadership Scholarship program was established with funds raised from the annual World Leaders Forum event, which has welcomed global leaders, including Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan as well as Felipe Calderon, Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, and George W. Bush since its inception in 2011. This is the most prestigious scholarship that a Judson University student can receive; four to five recipients are selected for this honor each year. In order to be eligible, students must demonstrate creativity, leadership, innovation, mission and faith. They must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher. Additionally, student scholars agree to be ambassadors for the annual World Leaders Forum event.

Along with the financial aid package, Judson Leadership Scholars have access to unique opportunities for the purpose of cultivating their aptitude for leadership. They will receive a sponsored ticket to the annual World Leaders Forum Community Event in Herrick Chapel, and they will have an opportunity to interview for the World Leaders Forum Internship position during their sophomore, junior and senior years at Judson. Student scholars will also be invited to the Presidential Scholar Dinner in Chicago, an exclusive dinner with Judson’s president and a renowned business leader.

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