The Leader Advancement Scholarship (LAS) is an unique scholarship that is only offered at Central Michigan University. There are many ways to describe it. Generally, the Scholarship is a 4 year scholarship giving you $8,000 awarded for your previous leadership involvements and volunteer service. You have to follow a protocol that describes what you have to do and what classes you have to take to maintain this scholarship. The classes we take will all fulfill University Programs (General Education Courses) and the requirements for CMU’s Leadership Minor. Yes, CMU has a Leadership Minor.
Now for my description of LAS. LAS is not just a scholarship. It is a cohort of around 40 young leaders that I believe can change this world and make it into a better place. LAS doesn’t make leaders, it develops ethical leaders who strive to better themselves and our community. It is very tough to explain what it truly means to be part of this cohort, but if you talk to anyone about it, they will tell you that we are the most involved people and we are doing something that we are passionate about.