Apply for LEAD Academy.
Looking for a leadership opportunity while at UCF? You may want to consider applying to be part of the LEAD Scholars Academy. UCF’s LEAD Scholars Academy is a two-year academic leadership development program. The program emphasizes academics, community service, and leadership. Scholars commit to many hours of community service each year.
Acceptance into the program is pretty competitive; we are talking an average SAT score of 1342 or ACT score of 28, a high school GPA of 4.2 and having done a fair amount of leadership activities and community service along the way. Students interested should apply as early as possible. Applications also include a resume, essay, and project. If selected students will need to commit to the program and pay a one-time Student’s Association (LSA) fee of $125. They must also attend one of the LEAD Scholar sessions offered during Orientation. If you are selected early enough, you will be invited to attend a special LEAD Scholars Orientation session (usually in June).
There are benefits to being part of this inclusive community at UCF. It is the only academic and co-curricular leadership program in Florida. LEAD Scholars offers many opportunities in academics, leadership opportunities, student organizations, research, and campus life.
The LEAD Scholars Living Learning Community is located in Neptune (dorm). Students living in this LLC program will receive:
- Connections with LEAD Scholars Academy faculty
- Networking opportunities with LEAD alumni and upperclassmen
- Resources to fulfill necessary LEAD Scholars requirements and learn about your personal leadership development
Accepted scholars will receive 8 hours of elective credit earned through their leadership classes. Becoming part of the Academy will mean being prepared to be a social change agent in a global society and cultivating invaluable campus partnerships. As though being a Knight wasn’t enough, maybe you want to be a Lead Scholar as well.