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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.
    Birthdate*
    Birthdate*
    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?