2024 Application Guide for BGSU Sidney A. Ribeau Presidents Leadership Academy


Scholarship Awarding University:

Type of degree:

Scholarship Deadline:
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 6th of December, 2023.

Scholarship Summary:
The Sidney A. Ribeau Presidents Leadership Academy (PLA) at BGSU is a prestigious four-year program designed to cultivate and nurture the leadership potential of its scholars (US citizens and permanent residents only). Through a comprehensive curriculum, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities, the PLA empowers scholars to develop their leadership skills, critical thinking abilities, and a strong sense of social responsibility. The PLA is dedicated to shaping the next generation of capable and influential leaders.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must 
Be accepted as a Bowling Green State University student prior to the PLA application deadline
Demonstrate leadership in high school and/or the community
Demonstrate community engagement and/or service
Only current high school seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants must graduate from high school by June 2024.

Value of Scholarship:
Benefits of the Sidney A. Ribeau Presidents Leadership Academy include;
Four-year scholarship up to cost of in-state tuition
Directed leadership development
Academic, social, and service experiences outside of the classroom
Increased interaction with BGSU students, faculty, and staff
Understanding and appreciation for diversity

The Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of eight semesters of full-time enrollment (12-18 hours/semester). The Scholarship is only applied during fall and spring semesters.

Scholarship Application Guide:
To apply;
i. Complete an application to the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy by stipulated deadline
ii. Complete two essays on selected leadership topics
iii. Complete free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by January 15, 2024
iv. Selected candidates must complete an on-campus interview
v. Successful applicants must complete the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy Summer Program

Scholarship Website:
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the BGSU Presidents Leadership Academy (PLA) Information Page.