LEAD is glad to announce the incredible LEAD Micheal L. Young Scholarship. High school senior who has been accepted for full-time program in an accredited college, university, trade, school or seminary are welcome to apply for this grant. This scholarship program can prove to be a great opportunity for the struggling student’s career.
Michael L. Young Scholarship was started in honor of Michael Young who served as the LEAD chairman. This scholarship aims to assist financially weak applicants with their education expenses for college or university. The program encourages the hard work of the students and motivates them to do better in their future careers.
LEAD works with the City of Johnson to preserve the historical campus of Langston High School. This Langston High School Campus serves as a Black community from 1893 to 1965. The organization maintains the cultural relevance and heritage sites of the Langston High School campus. LEAD utilizes the High School building as a multicultural community center for educational and artistic programs.
Who May Be Eligible?
The eligibility for the LEAD Michael L. Young Scholarship is given as follows:
- Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, trade school, or seminary.
- The student must be a High school graduate who is accepted for a full-time graduate program.
- Applicant must have graduated from the following schools in 2020: Daniel Boone High School, David Crockett High School, Providence Academy, Science Hill High School, or University School.
- Candidate must have demonstrated outstanding extracurricular involvement during high school.
- The applicant must have a volunteer commitment to the Johnson City/Washington County Community.
- The student must have a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 2.75 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their fully completed online application, displayed on the official website page. Applicants are requested to apply with all the details asked in the application form. Applications are strongly advised to begin submission of all materials and content for the online application early as late applications will not be accepted for any reason including issues with electronic submission.
- The candidate should submit a complete scholarship application form.
- Applicants must enter their name, preferred name, contact number, email, high school name, etc.
- Students have to answer ‘If you could change anything about your community, what would it be, how would you be a positive catalyst to change, and what other groups or community members could you bring to a team to work in partnership with you?’ The answer should not exceed the word limit of 300 words.
- Applicant should also submit their statement, which should include how this scholarship will benefit the applicant’s ability to attend college. This statement should be 300 words or less.
The five selected applicants will be awarded the grant worth $1,000. This scholarship will be rewarded in two instances; $500 in Fall Semester and $500 in Spring Semester. This scholarship will help winners with their educational expenses and will encourage them to maintain their excellent academic records.
The deadline for the application is Friday, August 21, 2020, before 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).