Gannon To Hold Second Annual Diversity Service and Leadership Award Competition

Posted: March 24, 2014

dentifying future leaders is the goal of Gannon University's Diversity Service and Leadership award competition, which will be held on Monday, March 24. The competition offers an opportunity for qualified underrepresented students to showcase their service and leadership in their communities. Winners will receive awards that can be applied against their tuition to Gannon University.

Qualifying students will make a presentation to a panel of judges that demonstrates their community service and leadership qualities and how they plan on translating those experiences to the Gannon community. One student will receive a full tuition award, while as many as three of the next highest- finishing student presenters will have their awards increased by $4,000. All others who participate will receive a $3,000 service and leadership award which can be added to other awards and scholarships already granted to them.

The competition, now in its second year, is open to high school seniors who have been accepted as incoming freshmen for the 2014-15 Academic Year.

Patrick Washington, undergraduate enrollment advisor and diversity coordinator, said, "This program proceeds directly from the Mission of the University and is consistent with our strategic plan goal of community engagement. We are continuing to refine ways to make more people aware of the program and are pleased that we had twice as many applicants as we did last year."

For complete competition details, please visit or call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-GANNON-U or 814-871-7240.