Our $20,000 Alumni College Scholarships help NSLC alumni attend college at our host universities.

To recognize the hard work, talent, and dedication of our alumni, the National Student Leadership Foundation has designated a portion of the NSLF scholarship fund for a merit-based alumni college tuition scholarship program.

The NSLF will award twelve scholarships to outstanding National Student Leadership Conference alumni to attend one of our host universities. Each recipient will receive a $20,000 tuition scholarship to be distributed in $5,000 increments over four consecutive years.

Alumni College Scholarship Qualifications

This is a merit-based scholarship. Applications will be evaluated on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, and submitted essays. Please note that this is a highly competitive scholarship.

To be eligible for the NSLC Alumni College Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Attend the NSLC before their senior year of high school
  • Apply for the scholarship during their senior year of high school
  • Gain admission to and attend one of the following universities where NSLC hosts programs, beginning in Fall 2022:
    • American University
    • Fordham University
    • Georgetown University
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Harvard University
    • Northwestern University
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Yale University

NSLF scholarships are university specific. Students may select to have their application considered for multiple institutions, however the scholarship award will be to a specific university and may not be transferred.

Important Note: The NSLF Alumni College Scholarship is not in any way associated with the institutions listed and will not influence or impact admission.

Application Requirements

All application components must be submitted via the online application. No mailed, emailed, or faxed documents will be accepted.

The online application will require you to submit:

  • Letter of Recommendation: Provide your educator’s email address and they will be sent submission instructions
  • List of extracurricular activities
  • 2 essay questions
    • Essay 1: How did your NSLC experience help shape your educational and career goals? Please be specific. (500 word maximum)
    • Essay 2: What is the impact you hope to make in the world? (500 word maximum)
  • Digital copy of transcript
  • Proof of acceptance to one of our current host universities (Application may be started and submitted without the official acceptance. The official acceptance is needed when awards are announced).

Information submitted to the NSLC is confidential and will not be disseminated outside of the NSLF scholarship review board.

Important Dates

Application Deadline 11:59PM CST, March 30, 2022
Award Notification 8:00PM CST, April 15, 2022
Acceptance Deadline May 6, 2022

Apply Online

Please email collegescholarships@nslcleaders.org with any questions.

Recipient Requirements

Alumni College Scholarship recipients will be required to:

  • Maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Enroll as a full-time student at one of our eight host universities.
  • Provide a photograph to be used in NSLC materials.
  • Submit updates each semester as requested by NSLC.

Should the student fail to meet any of the recipient requirements, the scholarship may be revoked.