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    Intercultural Leadership Ambassador Program & Scholarship (ILAPS) Application

    About the Program

    Each year, RWU recognizes, rewards, and celebrates a diverse group of students who have demonstrated academic achievement, an aptitude for leadership and positive contributions to their communities through a selective scholarship program. In addition to receiving a scholarship of over $30,000 per year, students participate in co-curricular programming that fosters community, provides academic support and facilitates their leadership development throughout their time at RWU.

    Application Deadline: February 1
    Decision Notification: By April 15

    Please note that admissions decisions and initial financial aid awards will be sent out before scholarship decisions are made. In the event that a student is selected for the ILA program, a new financial aid award will be generated and will replace the initial award that was given to the student. Award renewal is contingent upon achieving a 3.0 GPA or demonstrating satisfactory progress towards it, and persistence in the program.

    Eligibility & Requirements
    In addition to being admitted to the University, eligible applicants must:
    1. Show academic proficiency, achieving a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
    2. Be eligible for need-based financial aid and be Pell-eligible or show significant financial need*             
    3. Demonstrate leadership in their community or show leadership potential
    4. AND one of the following:
      • Be a first-generation college student
      • Speak a first language other than English or live in a home where English is not the primary language
      • Live or attend high school in an under-resourced community
      • Live in a geographically underrepresented community
    *DACA students should contact the Office of Admissions for more information
    Personal Information
    Please enter your information as it appears on the Common Application.
    Short Answer Question
    Please respond to the following prompt in 500 words or less: Why are you interested in RWU and how do you think you can make an impact on our campus?