Leadership Scholarship (Diplomats)

The Leadership Development cohort will serve as official student representatives of Wallace Community College, also known as the Diplomats. Application Availability: February 1 – March 4.

See the Leadership Development Program Scholarship Requirements for all the needed information to qualify and apply for this scholarship.

NOTE: All supporting documents for this scholarship must be submitted through the online application.

Applicants may contact Ms. Daymesha Reed at scholarshipldr@wallace.edu

Application Availability: February 1, 2021 – March 4, 2021

Up to 12 positions will be distributed between the Wallace and Sparks Campuses. Ideally, each campus’s representatives will be responsible for executing its respective events.

Required: FOR CURRENT STUDENTS –

  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Participate as an active member in one or more of the organized extracurricular activities on campus or in the community.

Required: FOR INCOMING STUDENTS –

  • Have at least a 3.0 high school GPA
  • Serve in a key leadership role (President, Vice President or Captain/Co-Captain) on your high school campus. Preferred: Possess exemplary citizenship qualities – character, service, and leadership on campus and in the community; working with students from diverse backgrounds; ability to interact and work with a variety of personnel and meet deadlines; ability to manage several tasks at the same time; FOR INCOMING STUDENTS, preference will be given to those students who have participated in the College’s dual enrollment program.

A complete application packet must be received in the Office of Student Life no later than Thursday, March 4, 2021. A complete application packet consists of:

  1. Completed Wallace Community College Leadership Development program application;
  2. Résumé;
  3. Cover letter describing specifically how your experience and qualifications meet the qualifications outlined for the program;
  4. Up to three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty or staff, describing how your involvement in the Leadership Development program would benefit you and the College;
  5. Maximum 350 word essay on the following topic: How are leadership styles different between the baby boomer generation and the millennial generation, and what effects are the differences in these leadership styles having on industry? Please type essay; and
  6. Separate transcripts from each institution attended (photocopies will suffice).

Applicants who fail to submit all required information will be disqualified. Only applications received during the period of announcement will be considered. Application packets should be submitted online.

After the review of all applications, eligible applicants will be contacted by email for an interview. 

Applicants must also attend one of the following informational sessions to be eligible for consideration:

Sparks Campus

  • Monday, February 8 from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the ATN Auditorium
  • Wednesday, February 17 from 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. in the ATN Auditorium
  • Monday, February 22 from 10:50a.m.-11:20a.m. in the ATN Auditorium
  • Wednesday, February 24 from 4:00p.m.-4:30p.m. in the ATN Auditorium

Wallace Campus

  • Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Rane Hall-Wheelless Auditorium
  • Wednesday, February 10 from 10:50 a.m. -11:20 a.m. in Rane Hall-Wheelless Auditorium
  • Monday, February 15 from 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. in Rane Hall-Wheelless Auditorium
  • Wednesday, March 3 from 4:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. in Rane Hall-Wheelless Auditorium

The primary responsibilities of the Leadership Development program participants will include serving, guiding, and directing dignitaries and special guests as well as hosting prospective and new students on campus. This group of ambassadors will also assist in promoting and publicizing Wallace Community College and its programs to high schools, industries, businesses, and other service and professional organizations.

Participants are required to attend all meetings and functions unless prior approval for the absence is granted by the advisor(s). If a participant is unable to attend a meeting or function, he/she is responsible for finding a replacement. Wallace Community College Leadership Development program participants with two unexcused absences will be removed from the program with the scholarship being revoked and tuition being reimbursed to the College. Required functions include, but are not limited to the following: President’s receptions, banquets, etc.; organizational events (as requested); graduation exercises; preview days; Leadership Wallace (information to be provided at informational session); SOAR (Student Orientation, Registration, & Advisement) sessions; and LDR101 – Introduction to Leadership class and corresponding Service-Learning component with FocusFirst.

Participants are expected to adhere to a strict dress code exemplifying the professionalism of the group. Wallace Community College will cover the cost of blazer, Polo, and jacket, while participants will be required to supply all other clothing in accordance with the dress code. Clothing purchased by the College will become the property of the participants upon completion of service to the College. However, if a participant is removed from his/her position for disciplinary or academic reasons, that student will be required to reimburse the College for purchased clothing.

Program participants will receive a 100% tuition/fees scholarship for as long as they maintain membership and remain in good standing.

Even though the Leadership Development program begins May 20, 2021, the full-tuition scholarship will run from Fall 2021 – Summer 2022.

Daymesha Reed
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

Office of Student Life
Cunningham Hall
Wallace Campus
(334)556-2477
dreed@wallace.edu