Outstanding Leadership

Charles J. Ping International Leadership Award

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) created this award in 2010 to recognize outstanding leadership by an international student enrolled at Ohio University. This award is named for President Emeritus Charles J. Ping, president of Ohio University from 1975-1994, to honor his support for international education and exchange. President Emeritus Ping's leadership resulted in the expansion of international education at Ohio University. In 2016, a second category was added to recognize leadership and contributions to the international community by students who are not in F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status.

APPLICATION PROMPT

  1. Are you applying for the Undergraduate (F-1 or J-1 status only), Graduate (F-1 or J-1 status only), or Domestic Award (nonimmigrant status)?
  2. As a student at Ohio University, how have you demonstrated leadership and support for the international community on campus?

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Kerrigan Family Scholarship

The Kerrigan Family Scholarship was created by the Kerrigan Family in 2012 to provide financial support to any student with a demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be involved in leadership activity within the Ohio University Athens Campus community and/or the Athens, Ohio community.

APPLICATION PROMPT

  1. A growth mindset is a belief that intelligence and talents can advance through perseverance and dedication. Share about an experience where you exhibited a growth mindset.
  2. Describe your financial need.

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Outstanding Graduate Student Leader

The Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award will be awarded to both a master's and doctoral-level graduate student for outstanding leadership in extracurricular activities and/or community service.

All graduate students with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. A student may be the recipient of this award once during their tenure at Ohio University.

APPLICATION PROMPT

The outstanding graduate student demonstrates leadership in extracurricular activities or through service to their community. How have you demonstrated leadership in your graduate program and what were the outcomes of the experience for yourself and the community?

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Outstanding Senior Leader Award

The Outstanding Senior Leader Awards will be presented to up to eight Ohio University seniors for outstanding leadership during their collegiate careers. The Outstanding Senior Leader Awards are cumulative awards and are meant to recognize a collegiate record of leadership and service to the University and/or Athens communities.

All full-time undergraduate students with senior standing and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. Students may be the recipients of the Outstanding Senior Leader Award once during their tenure at Ohio University.

John Newton Templeton

One of the Outstanding Senior Leader Awards is designated as the John Newton Templeton Outstanding Senior Leader Award, in honor of the first African American student to graduate from Ohio University in 1828. This award will be presented to a senior student who has made significant contributions to the life of African American students on campus.

APPLICATION PROMPT

Outstanding Senior Leader Award recipients have a long legacy of impressive service to OHIO and its communities, making the university a better place than when they arrived on campus. How will the impact of your leadership be felt after you graduate this spring?

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Rudy Leadership Award

This award, instituted in 1986, is the result of the contribution of Joel S. and Marlene Rudy. The proceeds of their contribution are used to reward and recognize the exceptional leadership contributions, ability and potential of a currently enrolled undergraduate student who plans to be in attendance at Ohio University during the entire current academic year. All undergraduate students on the Athens Campus who have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA at Ohio University and are either first-year, sophomore OR junior standing are eligible.

APPLICATION PROMPT

In her best-selling novel 'The Secret Life of Bees', Sue Monk Kidd wrote, "The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters." What matters to you, how have you contributed to that cause, and how will you continue contributing to that cause during your time at OHIO?

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