Ruth Slack Roach Leadership Scholarship Program

The Ruth Slack Roach Leadership Scholarship program was created in September 1996 in memory of Ruth Slack Roach, a great community servant-leader. The purpose of the Midway University Ruth Slack Roach Leadership Scholarship program (RSR) is to develop women as leaders dedicated to personal and community service exemplified in the life of Ruth Slack Roach.

Students in the program carry out community service projects dedicated to Ruth’s memory and study principles of servant leadership to prepare them to carry on her legacy of service-centered leadership. Students develop leadership skills as they create and implement their projects.

The Scholar will serve as a Student Director of the RSR Leadership program and will be a mentor to the Ruth Slack Roach Leadership program participants, helping them to develop their leadership skills and their commitment to service. She will assist with the development of the RSR program and will oversee the planning and implementation of projects undertaken by participants in the program. The Scholar serves as a liaison between the members and the program advisor and will organize regular meetings of the Ruth Slack Roach participants. The Scholar will perform general administrative duties as assigned by the program advisor.

Bachelor degree-seeking female residential students who hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and 60 earned credit hours have the opportunity at the end of their sophomore year to apply for a scholarship that will cover full tuition.

This scholarship is open to students interested in holding a leadership position and who have a commitment to community service.

Applicants will interview with the Ruth Slack Roach Executive Committee, and the recipient of the award is chosen by the committee members.

The recipient is required to live on campus. In accepting the scholarship, the Scholar agrees to a commitment of two years to the program with semester renewal based upon review of the self-assessment.

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