Nearly 100 outstanding high school seniors recently attended Georgia Southern University’s second annual Southern Leadership Excellence Academics and Dedication (LEAD) Conference at its main campus in Statesboro.
Attending the conference from Effingham County were James Fletcher of Bloomingdale and Emily Holton and Meredith Lamb of Guyton.
To be invited to the Southern LEAD Conference, students must score a minimum of 1,100 on the SAT, earn a 3.0 grade point average in high school and have experience in leadership and involvement through extracurricular and volunteer experience. The participants examined student organizations, academic and student services offerings and interviewed for the Southern LEAD Scholarship. Throughout the day they attended leadership workshops, as well as toured the campus, residence halls and the Recreation Activity Center.
The Southern LEAD Scholarship was established in 1999 and awards a $1,000 one-time award to 40 incoming students. LEAD scholarships are awarded to 40 students who meet the listed criteria, have experience in leadership and volunteerism, and have enthusiasm to become university leaders.
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving nearly 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.
The university, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.