LeadMN, in conjunction with Dr. Steve and Darla Frantz, established the Dr. Steve and Darla Frantz Leadership Scholarship. Recognizing a long-term commitment to students and to LeadMN, Dr. Frantz has been a friend and mentor for those in the association. His thoughtful consideration of decisions, his ability to mediate discussions, and his delicately explained accounts of LeadMN history have made Dr. Frantz a crucial resource for LeadMN. This scholarship program is intended to provide financial assistance to Minnesota State students who demonstrate leadership in academics, extracurricular activities and community or national service with a priority given to those who are serving or have served in good standing in any branch of the United States Military or other U.S. national service and have exhausted federal and state service related education benefits excluding the Minnesota GI Bill.
- Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any Minnesota State college or university.
- Demonstrates leadership in academics, extracurricular activities and community or national service.
- PSEO students are ineligible.
- Priority will be given to those who are serving or have served in good standing in any branch of the United States Military or other U.S. national service and have exhausted federal and state service-related education benefits excluding the Minnesota GI Bill.
- Have a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Complete and submit the online application by April 1. This $1,250 scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester only. (The application for the Dr. Steve and Darla Frantz Leadership Endowed Scholarship is the same as the LeadMN Leadership Scholarship.)
- Submit your typed responses to the following essay questions, which should be between 300 and 750 words in length each:
- What does leadership mean to you?
- What leadership skills do you have and how have you used them in your education, community, and employment?
- What are your educational and career goals?
- How would this scholarship help you to continue to grow as a leader now, and in the future?
- Submit two letters of recommendation from community, campus, or organization leaders who can discuss your leadership skills (one letter should be from a peer).
- Submit a copy of your school unofficial transcript.
- Submit a leadership resume citing skills and how you used these skills, specific leadership roles you have held, including examples of improvement or promotions, any military service, and position titles and dates.