Intercultural LEAD Fellowship

Group of I-lEAD Scholars


The Intercultural Leadership, Education and Development Fellowship Program (Intercultural LEAD) engages and supports historically underrepresented, high-achieving first-generation college students who have demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to personal and professional identity development.

Scholars benefit financially from a $12,000 per year scholarship, personal mentoring, student workshops and enhanced campus experiences that support emerging leaders.

Program Structure

This program is unique to CSB and SJU and distinctive from most scholarship programs because it includes support and commitment beyond the scholarship dollars. Scholars invest in each other and in the program through retreats, twice monthly seminars, and mentoring between new and returning scholars.

The cohorts consist of 20-25 student scholars who:

Intercultural LEAD Scholars work with a network of professors, staff, and peers to identify leadership opportunities both on-campus and in the greater community. Scholars will graduate with robust interpersonal and intellectual skills, having prepared themselves for a lifetime of leadership.

Although it is not a requirement, many of the scholars get involved in campus-based programs like student senate, cultural clubs, volunteerism, and campus-based jobs. The goal is to have each student be able to take advantage of the opportunities that CSB and SJU offer.

How do I apply for a fellowship?

To be considered for a fellowship, students must complete the following steps:

The following criteria must be met for your application to be considered:

Intercultural LEAD Application Steps

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Complete the Intercultural LEAD application.
  3. Complete the FAFSA.
  4. Complete an interview.

Intercultural LEAD Application

Contact Paola Popoca with questions:

Phone: 800-544-1489
Email:  [email protected]

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