These $4,000 scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen (up to five) who demonstrate outstanding leadership involvement and are committed to the sustainability of a more equal and just community.
Completed applications must be received by February 5th, 2013. Selected finalists will attend an on-campus interview on Saturday, April 6th, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-April. Questions regarding the scholarship can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newly Admitted Freshmen for fall 2013 can apply for the Gannon Leadership Scholarship now by downloading the application here.
Initiated at Mundelein College in 1984, the goal of the Gannon Scholars program is to promote the legacy of Mundelein College and mission of the Gannon Center for Women & Leadership. In 1991, Mundelein College merged with Loyola University Chicago, and the Gannon Scholars Leadership Program became a leading example of Loyola's commitment to leadership and scholarship. The program fosters within the participants a collective spirit of unity, empowerment, and philanthropy that adds a unique dimension to their college experience.
The Gannon Scholars Leadership Program is a four-year progressive program that strives to develop the leadership skills of the participants by fostering activism, service, academic excellence, and the empowerment of others. The Scholars uphold core values of confidence, wellness, collaboration, and with a passion for social justice. By engaging critically to analyze and challenge issues pertaining to gender and the role of women leaders in society, the Scholars learn to deconstruct these roles and effectively reshape their communities and the world.
With a spirit of unity and empowerment the Gannon Scholars are committed to the sustainability of a more equal and just community. Through all of their leadership endeavors they are challenged to think in new ways and translate passion into action by utilizing key principles of communication and respect. The program maintains the legacy of Mundelein College through active involvement at Loyola University Chicago and within the larger Chicago community. The Gannon Scholars Leadership Program is a dynamic and engaging experience that contributes to the development of leadership skills and lays an effective foundation for their futures.
- Be enrolled full-time at Loyola with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Attend weekly meetings and participate in all required activities
- Complete at least one Women's Studies and Gender Studies course or Women's Studies and Gender Studies cross-listed course by the end of the sophomore year
- Demonstrate leadership through involvement in organizations outside the Gannons at Loyola and /or in the community and seek to develop leadership abilities by attending conferences and workshops when possible
- Serve as a positive role model for others in the program, at the University, and in the community
- Embrace and model the Mission Statement of the program
Example of Gannon Scholars Activities
Women's History Month
The Gannon Scholars are expected to have some level of involvement in plannng and/or supporting activities during Women's History Month in March. Past events/programs have included sponsoring and organizing a health fair for women, a poetry slam, and hosting a reception for women leaders on campus.
Although not mandatory, Gannons are encouraged and expected to participate in other Gannon-sponsored activities, such as Vagina Monologues and the Madonna Scholars Mentoring Program, whenever possible.
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