Judson University has announced that five incoming freshman have been chosen as World Leaders Forum Student Scholars.
This is a new program that will offer significant leadership training and financial aid to students based on their academic merit, leadership qualities, and financial need.
The 2014 - 2015 World Leaders Forum Student Scholars are Kendall Getzinger of Grayslake, who will be studying graphic design; Dora Perez of Clinton, Mary.., who will be studying pre-medicine; Hannah Kyle of Mahomet, Ill., who will be studying elementary education; Emily Jensen of Fort Collins, Colo., who will be studying studio art; and Faith Gazdzicki of Round Lake, Ill., who will be studying psychology.
The World Leaders Forum Scholarship was established with funds raised from the university's annual World Leaders Forum, which has welcomed world-renowned leaders such as Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, and George W. Bush to campus since it began in 2011.
This is the most prestigious scholarship that a Judson University student can receive; only five recipients will be chosen for the honor each year. In order to be eligible, a student must show attributes of creativity, leadership, innovation, mission and faith.
They must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher. Additionally, student scholars agree to be an ambassador for the annual World Leaders Forum event.
Along with the financial aid package, student scholars will have access to unique opportunities for the purpose of cultivating their aptitude for leadership. Students will receive a sponsored ticket to the annual World Leaders Forum Community Event in Herrick Chapel, and they will interview for the World Leaders Forum Internship position during their sophomore, junior and senior years at Judson. Student scholars also will be invited to the Presidential World Leaders Forum Scholar Dinner in Chicago, an exclusive dinner with Judson’s president and a renowned business leader.
Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Judson offers degrees in more than 50 different majors/minors for traditional, graduate, and adult students. Judson University ranks consistently among the Top-Tier of Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. In 2013-14, Judson is celebrating its Golden Centennial Anniversary, commemorating 50 years since the college's relocation to Elgin in 1963, after being founded in 1913 as part of Northern Theological Seminary. With an academically challenging environment and encouraging spiritual community, Judson shapes lives that shape the world.