During both semesters of the sophomore year, students will participate in a 1-credit course entitled “Catalyst for Change.” Building upon the skills developed in the Catalyst Curriculum and in other courses at Ripon, this course will focus on developing the leadership skills needed to be an effective change-agent in the community. Students will employ a social change model of leadership to design and implement community engagement projects, with the goal of having a marked impact on the local region.
Applications to the Ripon College Presidential Leadership Program will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Strength and breadth of fall academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.5 required)
- Good standing within the campus community
- Quality of application statement
- Breadth and depth of non-academic experience
- Strength of faculty reference
The brief scholarship profiles provided on this web site are designed to help you identify programs for which you may be eligible. If you decide to move forward in applying for a particular program, it is imperative that you contact the Resident Faculty Advisor to learn about the program’s mission, selection criteria, application procedures, and deadlines.
The National Scholarship Candidates Handbook (PDF) provides general guidance for students hoping to compete for major academic awards. It is never too early to begin developing yourself as a candidate for national scholarships. Decisions you make and opportunities you take during your first and second year in college may well position you for recognition as a senior.