RHSA students can apply for $400 leadership scholarships. These scholarships will be applied to the recipients’ spring tuition bill.

Students must follow the timeline and meet the requirements to be eligible for these scholarships. RHSA students who are accepted into this training program and complete the requirements are also eligible to apply to be a Peer Leader the following year to work with next year’s population of RHSA students. 


The purpose of this program is to:
  • Introduce RHSA students to some basic components and concepts of leadership
  • Improve RHSA students’ ability to work with a diverse group of their peers
  • Enhance RHSA students’ understanding of key campus resources and how students can connect with these resources
  • Connect RHSA students with the overall mission of the Academy and with the current RHSA community
  • Assist in the personal development of RHSA students
  • Reflect on what RHSA students have learned and apply what they have learned to future leadership opportunities

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the basic components of leadership
  • Assess some of their own strengths and areas for improvement as emerging leaders
  • Identify key campus resources and the benefits of those resources for students
  • Explain their role within the RHSA community

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have met the fall requirements for attending RHSA engagement events (at least 3), for meeting with your Peer Leader (at least 2 times) and for meeting with your academic advisor (at least once).
  • Sign an agreement that establishes your commitment to meet all the requirements outlined in the RHSA Scholarship Agreement.
  • Attend all 4 leadership training workshops (held on Wednesday, February 17 and then three subsequent Wednesdays on February 24, March 3, and March 10 from 5:30-7 p.m., with a snow date if needed on March 17).
  • Attend the virtual First-Gen Leadership Panel Event on Saturday, March 6 from 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Meet the RHSA engagement requirement for the spring semester (attend a minimum of 3 RHSA events during the semester, meet with your Peer Leader at least twice, meet at least once with your academic advisor, and complete the bi-weekly pulse checks).
  • Complete a mid-semester check-in (a 15-minute meeting with an RHSA Team member) at a time that fits your schedule.

Preferred for Eligibility

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for fall 2020 semester (see the application for an additional question if your GPA was below 2.5).


  • Leadership scholarship applications open: Monday, January 18
  • Leadership scholarship applications due: no later than Monday, February 1 at 5 p.m.
  • Decisions for scholarship applications: Monday, February 8
  • Leadership sessions & requirements: specific times and Zoom links will be made available on the RHSA Calendar
    • four 90-minute sessions
    • Weekly, mid-February to mid-March
    • Snow date will be in March, in case of a weather cancellation
    • Attend the virtual First-Gen Leadership Panel Event on Saturday, March 6 from 10-11:15 a.m.
    • One-on-ones w/RHSA team member scheduled for late February / early March
  • Peer Leader applications due: first Friday in April
  • Peer Leader application decisions: third Friday in April
  • Peer Leader gathering of new cohort: early-mid May