Overview of the Program
The Central Baptist College Leadership Scholars Program, directed by the Office of Admissions, recognizes outstanding incoming freshmen for their exemplary academic, leadership and personal characteristics and accomplishments. Each spring, a select number of recipients are chosen from among admitted students for the following fall semester to become Leadership Scholars.
In recognition of their standing as Leadership Scholars, Central Baptist College provides a scholarship in the amount of full tuition that is renewable for up to four years of study at the College. In return, the Leadership Scholars provide service to the College by assisting the Office of Admissions or other on-campus offices in a variety of initiatives and tasks, including, but not limited to: Stampede Open House, campus tours, greeting visitors to the Office, and assisting with administrative duties.
To be eligible to receive the Leadership Scholars designation and scholarship, all candidates must:
1. Be admitted into the next fall entering class as first-time entering college students in the Traditional Program.
2. Be admitted as regular, non-probation students with no outstanding academic deficiencies.
3. Submit a completed Leadership Scholars Application Form to the Office of Admissions by the annual stated deadline. The application includes:
a. Three references - one from a pastor or youth pastor, one from a teacher, and one from an employer
or a volunteer organization with whom the student has been involved.
b. Comprehensive essay that covers the applicant's relationship with Christ, personal life story, future plans
and goals, why they want to attend Central Baptist College, and how the designation of Leadership Scholar
and the accompanying scholarship will affect their lives.
4. Be willing to comply with the stated terms regarding duties and expectations for Leadership Scholars.
Each applicant's materials will be evaluated by staff members of the Office of Admissions, then referred to the Leadership Scholars Selection Committee. The Committee, in turn, will contact a select number of students for personal interviews and make a final decision regarding recipients. Recipients will be notified by a representative of the Committee and asked to confirm acceptance of the award and scholarship.
How to Apply for the Program
To apply for the Leadership Scholars Program, please download the application form, carefully read the instructions and complete as directed. Submit the completed portfolio to the Office of Admissions in person or by mail no later than February 16, 2018. Materials may be mailed to:
Central Baptist College
Office of Admissions
1501 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72034
Selected applicants will be contacted by March 16, 2018 and interviews will be scheduled at that time. If you have any questions about the Leadership Scholars Program, eligibility, service requirements or scholarship, please contact your Personal Admissions Officer for assistance.