Emerging Leader Master's Award

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

emerging leader master's award


  • Applicants must be a new master’s degree student to an approved School of Education program for the September 2018 start. Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching (MALT) students are not eligible.
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Master of Arts in Educational Administration
    • Master of Arts in Higher Education
    • Master of Arts in Higher Education – Student Affairs
    • Master of Arts in School and College Counseling
  • Award winners may not defer their enrollment to the 2019-20 start, but are encouraged to reapply. 
  • Award winners remain eligible for the award if they stop out of the program, if the stop-out period is less than one calendar year.
  • Awards may be transferred to another degree or academic program within the School of Education.



  • A complete application to the appropriate master’s degree program by March 1, 2018 (School Counseling) or March 12, 2018 (all other programs). 
  • A complete online scholarship application by April 2, 2018.
  • Submit an essay between 500-1000 words. An optional video essay is also accepted in addition to the written submission, but should be no more than three minutes in length. 
    • Essay question: In fewer than 1000 words, describe how you will make an impact on an issue in the field of education or counseling that needs to be addressed. 
  • Resume or CV. 
  • Students must submit all scholarship application items electronically. Paper submissions will not be accepted.



  • Award winners will receive up to a 20% discount off the cost of tuition in their chosen program. 
  • Students may receive this award concurrently with a strategic partner discount, not to exceed 35% discount in total. 
  • Students may receive this award concurrently with a Graduate Assistantship position.
  • This award has no cash value.



Degree Program Application Due March 1, 2018 (School Counseling
March 12, 2018 (all other programs)
Scholarship Application Due April 2, 2018
Scholarship Notifications April 9, 2018
Award Acceptance and Registration Due August 1, 2018
Program Start September 4, 2018