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Leadership Fellows Program

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High Point University’s Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective, innovative experience designed to educate and empower aspiring leaders to learn about themselves, understand others, be civically involved and maximize their personal and professional success. This four-year progressive program solidifies self-awareness and pertinent leadership skills and competencies, provides numerous high impact leadership opportunities and emphasizes mentoring for individual student growth. Under this program, Leadership Fellows will graduatefrom High Point University armed with the powerful combination of self-insight, confidence, knowledge, experiences, humility and character. They will be prepared to lead, to give, to serve and to make a positive impact on our global community.


The Four-Year Program

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YEAR 1: LEADING SELF 

  • Focus on self-awareness and the culture and city around you
  • Self-assessments and dedicated time for team building with peer mentoring teams
  • High Point Highlights and Furniture Market Connections

YEAR 2: LEADING GROUPS AND TEAMS

  • Focus on understanding the viewpoint and needs of others
  • Self-assessments and dedicated time for team building with peer mentoring teams
  • Civic engagement team project
  • Interaction with local government and business leaders

YEAR 3: LEADING CHANGE

  • Focus on widening perspective and spanning boundaries
  • Self-assessments and dedicated time for team building with peer mentoring teams
  • Leadership development with the Center for Creative Leadership
  • HPU in the City employer trek with companies in the Triad

YEAR 4: LEADING HOLISTICALLY

  • Focus on making a difference and leaving a legacy
  • Self-assessments and dedicated time for team building with peer mentoring teams
  • Mentorship from business and community leaders
  • Completion of a legacy project that makes a difference to HPU and/or the city of High Point

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Attendance with guest speakers and campus cultural opportunities
  • Internship opportunities
  • Specific, programmatic interactions with the Office of Career and Professional Development

 Guidelines for Admission

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High Point University’s Leadership Fellows Program attracts innate leaders who possess a high level of intellectual curiosity and are focused on pursuing academic and professional excellence. Qualified incoming freshmen will be extended an invitation to apply to the Leadership Fellows Program after being admitted to the university.

High Point University’s Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective, innovative experience designed to help aspiring leaders maximize their personal and professional success. This four-year progressive program solidifies leadership basics, provides numerous high impact leadership opportunities and emphasizes student mentoring and faculty coaching for individual student growth.

To be considered for membership into the Leadership Fellows Program, you must first submit your High Point University undergraduate admissions application.

If you would like to be considered for HPU’s Leadership Fellows Program, please complete your application through Slideroom by February 1 for priority applicants and by March 1 for all others.


Scholarship Information

Leadership Fellows receive a $3,000 scholarship renewable annually based on academic performance and continued participation in the program. This is in addition to any Presidential or High Point Scholarship. Fellows must meet GPA and professionalism requirements to be awarded continuation of their fellowship into the next academic year.


For more information, contact:

William A. Gentry, Ph.D.
Director of Leadership Fellows, Director of Career and Professional Development
336-841-9470
wgentry@highpoint.edu

Julie Hill, MPA
Co-Executor and Coordinator of Leadership Fellows, Instructor of Human Relations and Nonprofit Leadership
336-841-9754
jhill@highpoint.edu

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