Join LSI

 Applications are due by Monday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. Decisions will be made by Sept. 10 and students who apply should be available to attend the first event on Friday, Sept. 12 from 4-8:30 p.m. 

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Respond to the following prompt in a short essay (250-500 words):

• Why are you interested in leadership?

Choose one of the following prompts and respond in a short essay (250-500 words):

• What is something you have been involved in that has been a really impactful or influential part of your life? How did you demonstrate your commitment to that?

• Explain/describe something that you are passionate about.

Choose one of the following prompts and respond in a short essay (250-500 words):

• What personal goals are you trying to accomplish currently and how could an organization like LSI help you accomplish those goals?

• What is one area that you want to grow in during your college experience?

• Describe what a significant person in your life has taught you about leadership.



Select someone who is familiar with your leadership abilities (not related to you), and who would be helpful in our selection process. Ask them to write a letter of reference telling us what leadership potential they see in you, and how you might benefit from the Leader Scholars Institute.

Please keep in mind that your application will not be complete until this letter is received.

Print references are acceptable, and electronic references may be sent to


No need to fill this out:

Student Application

You may also print and fill out a physical application. Please return your application, essay and reference to: 

Dr. Becci Rothfuss
Leader Scholars Institute
John Brown University
Box 3074
2000 W. University Street  
Siloam Springs, AR 72761