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National Student Leadership Scholarship

This is one of the USA's most prestigious scholarships for student leaders. It is awarded to an entering freshman, valued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement. Deadline for high school seniors to submit the online application to the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center is no later than 5:00 p.m. November 1 of each year.

The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Endowment provides:

Application Process

Step 1 - Initial Application

Deadline: November 1st 5:00 pm

Students wishing to apply for the National Student Leadership Scholarship will need to submit a complete application by the deadline. The application must be submited online. No handwritten applications will be accepted.

A complete application will include the following items:

Once you submit the application, you will receive an email confirmation containing a copy of the data you submit. Keep that information for your records.


Step 2 - Application Materials After Initial Screening

By midnight on December 18th of each year, the Gen. Hugh Shelton Scholarship Selection Committee will notify all applicants of status by email. Semi-finalists will then need to apply to the university admissions office and to complete additional information (Students may wish to apply earlier to N. C. State). 

All applicants who advance to the second phase of the process will need to complete and return requested information by January 15 of each year.

General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center Scholarship Coordinator
1101 Gorman Street/ 210 McKimmon Center
NCSU Campus 7401
Raleigh, NC 27695-7401

The General Hugh Shelton National Student Leadership Scholarship Selection Committee will notify finalists by February 1, to participate in a personal interview in mid-February.


Application Resources
Important Dates:
November 1st
5:00 pm
Applicants' deadline to submit initial application
December 18th
by midnight
Selection Committee will send email notification to all applicants regarding status
January 15th Applicants moving forward to next step will submit additional information
February 1st Selection Committee wil notify finalists and
invite them to participate in a personal interview
Mid-February Finalists will participate in personal interview

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Access Scholarship Application



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