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 ability and a commitment to intercultural awareness.
This program is unique to CSB/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 12-15 student scholars who:
- represent many different cultures, races, and ethnicities
- promote equality and the ideas of diversity and civic stewardship
- aspire to be academic leaders in college
- attend national and international leadership conferences
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.
Each student in the program receives an annual $10,000 scholarship that goes towards their tuition, but also have the availability to apply for additional funds to help with study abroad, conferences, or any exam costs.
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 all the opportunities that many of the CSB/SJU students are doing during their four-year experience.