The CMU Leader Advancement Scholarship

Central Michigan University's Leader Advancement Scholarship is awarded each year to 40 high school seniors who have distinguished themselves through a record of leadership in their schools and communities.


The four-year renewable scholarship provides $1,500 for each academic year. The four-year value of the scholarship is $6,000. Students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher also receive an additional $6,000, making the four-year value of the award $12,000.00

To qualify for the Leader Advancement Scholarship, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate their leadership potential in the high school or community by submitting a three- to four- page leadership application highlighting your activities. The application is available online or by writing the CMU Admissions Office, Warriner Hall 102, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

In addition to applying for admission to Central Michigan, you will need to send your official high school transcripts, ACT scores and leadership application to the university's admissions office by January 30th. Applications will be available beginning in July.

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