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Please respond to the following prompts in a short essay (250-500 words):

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

• What gifts and abilities would you bring to LSI?

• How might you benefit from being part of the Leader Scholars Institute?


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


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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