Presidential Scholars Competition Application Form

Items marked with a * are required.

Competition Date Choice:*
If you must request of change of dates, please contact glombard@nmu.edu. DO NOT fill out another application form.

, (registration deadline at 5 p.m. EDT)
, (registration deadline at 5 p.m. EDT)

Note: Students must be admitted to NMU by the scholarship registration deadline. Please remember that it may take as long as two to three weeks to process the admissions application and materials so plan accordingly.

The competition activities are the same for all scholarships but students competing for the Leadership Scholarship must also submit a brief resume of their leadership experiences and complete an essay on one of their leadership activities. (Complete instructions are listed below under "resume of leadership activities")

I am applying to participate in:*

Only Presidential Scholars Competition - Complete all items, except the statement of your leadership activities
Both Presidential Scholars Competition & Leadership Scholarship - Complete all items. Resume of leadership activities and essay must accompany registration form.
(You cannot complete the leadership resume/essay after you have initially applied for the competition.)

Personal Data

First name*
Last name*
MI

Gender

Address*

City*
State*
Zip code*

Telephone*

E-mail (This is the e-mail address your eligibility status will be sent to.)*

Parent's E-mail

High school*

Including yourself, how many people will be attending this event?*

Deadlines

  • For the competition: submit the scholarship application form and application for admission (if not already applied) by , a tentative schedule of events and other info will be mailed to those who are eligible to participate.
  • For the competition: submit the scholarship application form and application for admission (if not already applied) by , a tentative schedule of events and other info will be mailed to those who are eligible to participate.
  • Note: Students must be admitted to NMU by the scholarship registration deadline. Please remember that it may take as long as two to three weeks to process the admissions application and materials so plan accordingly.

For students also applying to compete for the leadership scholarships:

The Leadership Scholarship Program has been developed to attract effective student leaders to Northern Michigan University. Students selected for these awards are expected to continue their involvement in positions of leadership while attending NMU.

The Leadership Scholarship Program is administered by the Center for Student Enrichment. In making these awards, the scholarship committee seeks to identify students who have significant leadership experience, a sound academic record, and demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. The committee considers various factors related to leadership involvement, including: quantity, quality, and nature of involvement; progression in the level of responsibility; and attitude towards leadership.

Each participant must complete the following (this information must be submitted with your competition application form and cannot be completed after you have initially applied for the competition):

*A brief resume - used to assess the impact of the participant's leadership experiences

  • Please type or paste your resume/essay directly into the box below. No other forms will be accepted.
  • List each activity and include the number of years involved in the activity; the duties; and a brief (2 to 3 sentence) description of the activity.
  • Students will be evaluated on quality as well as quantity of their leadership experiences. Sustained effort over time and a commitment to community service will be rewarded. Finally, presentation and description of goals and efforts will also be considered.

*Essay - used to evaluate the participant's understanding of leadership

  • Pick one activity from the brief resume and write a 250-350 word essay. Please include the duties, description of the activity, and a reflection of the activity.
  • The scholarship committee will be primarily looking for the student's ability to reflect on the chosen leadership activity. Each student should demonstrate that the activity was significant and has helped him/her develop as a leader.