To some, leadership is based on the title that is given to you. When one asks members of the community what their definition of leadership is, the likely response is that leadership is defined by the thoughts, actions, and works that you do to invest in community and the people who live in it.
In addition to the year-round programs the LEAD Foundation, Inc. hosts to support the academic, professional, and personal development of metro-area middle and high school students, the nonprofit recently released information regarding its scholarship program. Named after the grandmother of one of its board members, and supported by individuals and smaller businesses, the Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program is providing graduating high school seniors (who are scheduled to attend a 4-year college or university), current undergraduate students (from metro-Atlanta), and students pursuing post-undergraduate education (i.e. master’s, specialist, doctorate, JD [law school], MBA, etc) with opportunities for funding their higher education.
“We are extremely fortunate that we are able to provide opportunities along these lines; we hope that as we continue to expand our partnerships, we are able to do more to reinvest in the lives of our young people”, notes Executive Director Michael Woodward.
The scholarship applications are announced during the foundation’s Alpha Leadership Program’s College 101 Workshop this past Saturday, February 12th. In addition to members of the Phirst Pham Network, along with other representatives from area chapters and organizations such as Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, the Scholarship Academy, and other area and regional schools such as DeKalb Technical College and Wake Forest University sharing essential information related to the college process, funding resources and opportunities are presented for the nearly 120 students, parents, and volunteers in attendance.
The deadline for properly completed applications is Thursday, March 3rd (post-marked). The applications are available for download now; after interviews are conducted, recipients of the awards are scheduled for notification the week of March 21st.
In developing and investing in tomorrow’s leaders today, the LEAD Foundation, Inc. continues its focus on equipping and empowering young people in helping them become positive and proactive agents of change in their schools, families, and communities.