Johnson Leadership Scholarship

The purpose of the Johnson Leadership Scholarship is to provide financial support for students interested in traveling abroad to advance their leadership skills in any career or area of interest. The scholarship will encourage students who are committed to lifelong learning, developing a global perspective and making a difference. By encouraging study abroad, they hope that students will aspire to what is called `Arete, Greek word meaning to live up to one’s full potential and greatest effectiveness.

  • Recipients for this scholarship should be accepted or fully enrolled at GVSU
  • They must be an undergraduate and enrolled as a full-time junior, senior, or transfer student
  • Must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA, and shall be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University
  • Preference will be given to candidates enrolled in a semester long study abroad program approved by the Padnos International Center at GVSU, and students from Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties

Renewal Criteria: Scholarship may be renewed with reapplication, for a max of (4) semesters, provided the recipient continues to meet the qualifications stated herein.

Bari and JoAnn Johnson
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe your career goals, leadership and the importance of developing a global perspective in your chosen field of study. This should be no longer than 1-2 pages. It is essential to do you best in your work and demonstrate to the committee why you are the best recipient.
  2. Where are you studying abroad and when?
  3. Is this a Padnos International Center approved trip?
  4. Is your permanent residence in Kent, Ottawa or Muskegon Counties?