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Leadership Scholarship (6 Full-Tuition Scholarships)

This is your chance to earn one of six DeSales University full-tuition scholarships. The leadership scholarship is offered to six students who have shown outstanding leadership in their high school careers and who plan to continue to develop those skills at DeSales.

Deadline: December 1, 2022
"Honestly, I would recommend everyone to take the opportunity — take the time to write the essay, because you never know!" - Averi Jordan, Class of 2022 and winner of a Leadership Scholarship
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The leadership scholarship is an
opportunity given to any student who is

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applying to DeSales and wants to go here
and you have a variety of different

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topics to choose from.
I chose courage. You just write a

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little essay about something that
happened in your life that shows you

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have courage. I never thought I would get
it in a million years and I wrote it

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just fingers crossed and the interview
went well and I ended up getting it.

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Honestly I would recommend everyone to
take the opportunity, take the time to

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write the essay because you never know.
Averi Jordan, Class of 2022 talks about winning one of the DeSales Leadership scholarships. 
Gavin Zavorski

How to Apply

To be considered for a Leadership Scholarship, tell us about your character and leadership experience by selecting one of the following leadership traits and write an essay (500 words or less) on that selected trait:

  • Gentleness
  • Humility
  • Gratitude
  • Hospitality
  • Wisdom

Scholarship finalists will be invited for an interview with student life staff to determine the winners.

Submit your essay and apply now


  • You must be planning to enter DeSales University in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 as a first-year, full-time, traditional day student.
  • You must apply to DeSales University no later than December 1, 2022. Your completed scholarship application, essay, and resume must be returned by December 1, 2022.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to any other institution and current students are not eligible.

Learn more about some of our past winners: