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$10K Scholarships Offered for New Leadership Minor
6/10/2016

The Center for Ethical Leadership will begin awarding ten $10,000 scholarships to students pursuing the new minor in leadership studies in fall 2016.

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Leadership Minor Prepares Students for Variety of Careers

To demonstrate its commitment to educating students of faith and character for a variety of future careers, the University of St. Thomas established the Center for Ethical Leadership, one of UST’s six Centers for Excellence.

The leadership studies minor is 18 credit hours:

  • 9 credit hours of leadership core requirement
  • 9 credit hours from a variety of classes designated by the School of Arts and Sciences, Cameron School of Business, School of Education and Human Services, or Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing

Dr. Joseph Cerami, director of the Center for Ethical Leadership and the Burnett Family Distinguished Chair in Leadership, said the minor will enhance student’s self-awareness and aid in developing their personal, professional, interpersonal and group skills. 

Cerami said the leadership studies minor is tailored for those students who want a more focused learning experience in the study and practice of leadership, informed by Catholic social teaching.

“A deep understanding of leadership knowledge, skills, values and attributes is essential to our students’ development whether they choose to serve in the private, public or nonprofit sectors,” Cerami said. “Corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and entrepreneurial startups are all very interested in hiring high potential, emerging leaders who understand the challenges and relevance of individual leadership in teams and organizations.”

Apply for the Ethical Leadership Minor scholarship

Eligible undergraduate students completing a minor in leadership studies may apply for one of the Burnett Family Ethical Leadership Scholarships. Ten scholarships will be awarded for $10,000 each.  Scholarship recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship disbursement for each of the three core leadership courses and an additional $2,500 scholarship disbursement at the completion of the minor. 

Students who are awarded scholarships, or who wish to complete the leadership minor degree program, should enroll in fall 2016 course MGMG 3340: Leadership Theory and Practice, taught by Cerami.

Those interested in pursuing the minor, should complete the Burnett Scholarship Application and return to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  The scholarship deadline is August 1, 2016. 

For questions about the scholarship, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 713-525-2170 or finaid@stthom.edu. For questions about the leadership studies minor, contact Dr. Cerami at 713-525-3884 or ceramij@stthom.edu.

By Deema Al-Rasheed

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