Stevenson Junior Awarded Prestigious Scholarship to Study Civic Leadership in Washington, D.C.
Campus Compact announced that Stevenson University junior Cory Ott is one of two students nationwide to earn a full scholarship to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency (LATP) program for Fall 2017.
Ott was recently named a Campus Compact 2017 Newman Civic Fellow for his demonstrated commitment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Each year, Campus Compact collaborates with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to provide scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for the institute’s LATP program, aimed at developing the next generation of citizen leaders.
“I feel incredibly honored to be rewarded this scholarship and opportunity,” said Ott, a native of Bordentown, NJ. “I am looking forward to meeting other peer leaders from around the country and learning from elected officials in Washington, D.C. Everyone is going to be coming from very different backgrounds, so I am interested in listening to everyone’s story.”
Ott is extensively involved on campus, holding many leadership positions. As Director of Philanthropy for the University’s Student Government Association, Ott works tirelessly to combat the issues of hunger, illness, and pollution in the Baltimore area. Ott is a member of Relay for Life and the University’s Mission: I’m Home organization that works to rebuild and repair homes damaged or destroyed by natural disasters.
“Cory incorporates the lessons and stories he learned through his trips into his daily life and continues to give back in any way possible,” said Claire Moore, Interim President of Stevenson University. “He is civically engaged and represents Stevenson with professionalism, excellence, and integrity while donating a myriad hours to enrich the lives of those less fortunate.”
Ott will spend the Fall 2017 semester in the nation’s capital. During his time in Washington, D.C., Ott will hear from real leaders in the fields of business, government, and the nonprofit sectors. He will learn lessons on leadership, while simultaneously applying all of these skills in the real world and in authentic course assignments.
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.