Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Gannon Scholars Leadership Program FAQs

Who are the Gannon Scholars

  • Gannon Scholars are a dedicated group of students who participate in a structured four-year experience designed to develop their leadership, research and service. Gannon Scholars are a diverse community and incorporate diverse perspectives, experiences and talents into an exploration of our world and the challenges it poses to human flourishing. Scholars receive a $8,000 scholarship per academic year, beginning with 2015–2016 academic year, that is renewable for three years if they successfully participate in the Gannon Scholars Program.

Why do I want to be a Gannon Scholar?

  • The Gannon Scholars Program fosters a sense of community and a commitment to the common good among the Scholars and throughout the University. We create a support system for personal growth, academic excellence and service to others. Gannon Scholars are given opportunities to enlarge their perspective, examine issues from multiple vantage points, and engage in respectful dialogue. The Gannon Scholars Program lays an effective foundation for adult participation in transformative education.

Who can apply for the Gannon Scholars Leadership Program?

  • The Gannon Scholars Leadership Program is open to students who have been accepted for full-time study at Loyola University Chicago and who are committed to advancing the mission of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership through an undergraduate research project. Students who have demonstrated their commitment to leadership, scholarship and service while in high school make excellent candidates for the program.