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The Leadership Scholarship Program (LSP) recognizes outstanding high school graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in leadership. Twenty-three high school seniors from Arizona and up to two out-of-state high school seniors are selected for the scholarship each year. Established in 1977 to develop exceptional leadership skills among promising scholars, this program has a long-standing history at Arizona State University. More than a scholarship program, students become integral members of the university community.

Students in the program will participate in the following:

  • Two leadership development courses designed specifically for this program.
  • Mentoring by an ASU staff member.
  • Monthly meetings with all current ASU LSP students.
  • Social activities, such as a leadership retreat and holiday events.
  • Community service.
  • Networking with LSP alumni.
  • Living on the campus of their major (required for first-year recipients).

Financial Award

The LSP award is one of ASU’s institutional scholarships. ASU does not combine institutional scholarship awards. In the event you become qualified for a New American University Scholarship award (i.e., President’s, Provost, Dean’s, Regents High Honors Endorsement) and are selected for the Leadership Scholarship Program, you will only receive the scholarship with the highest value. If accepted into the Leadership Scholarship Program, participation is mandatory. The LSP award is a $10,000 annual scholarship for resident students, renewable for three additional years (for a total of eight consecutive semesters). The LSP is a $13,000 annual scholarship for non-resident students, renewable for three years (for a total of eight consecutive semesters). Recipients may use the scholarship for tuition and fees, housing and other educational expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be nominated by high school counselor.
  • 3.25 unweighted GPA.
  • History of community service/volunteering and involvement with clubs and organizations.
  • Must be able to provide verification of citizenship, permanent residency, or other lawful immigration status.
  • Must have a completed ASU application for undergraduate admission on file by January 10, 2019.
  • Scholarship application and materials must be submitted by January 10, 2019.
  • Only one applicant per high school will be considered.


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