Leadership Scholars is a comprehensive program that offers participants the opportunity to engage in leadership education through personal exploration, community engagement, and collaborative problem solving. Scholars will develop skills that prepare them for leadership roles on campus and in the larger global community and earn a $2,000 scholarship renewable for four years. The inaugural class of Leadership Scholars enrolled in fall 2017.
Contact Maria Wong
Director of the Leadership Scholars & Professor of Psychology
In order to be considered for the Leadership Scholars Program and $2,000 annual Leadership Scholarship, students must do the following:
Students who meet all of the above application requirements will be notified whether or not they have been selected for Stevenson University Leadership Scholars on a rolling basis once the application is submitted and interview is completed.
*If there are no more Specialty Scholarship Interview slots available, please fill out the Financial Aid Appeal form.
Benefits of the program include:
In order to remain a Leadership Scholar once accepted to the program, students must:
Leadership Scholars typically receive a merit-based scholarship. In addition, Leadership Scholars are awarded a Service Scholarship and the Founders’ Scholarship, which recognizes a student’s potential to be an active, engaged member of the Stevenson Community. All scholarships are renewable for four years. For more information, please see the merit-based scholarship page.
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Maria S. Wong, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Director, Leadership Scholars Program
Owings Mill North N210
Dr. Wong holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and has taught at Stevenson since 2014. She is the recipient of the university's 2019 Rose Dawson Excellence in Teaching Award. She is currently serving as the Director of the Leadership Scholars Program and a Teaching Fellow at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Her areas of research include children's social-emotional development and parent-child relationships. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Child Development, Social Development, and The Journal of Family Psychology. She is serving as the Co-Chair of the Teaching Institute for the Society for Research in Child Development and one of the Editors of the eBook "Incorporating diversity in classroom settings: Real and engaging examples for various Psychology courses" for the American Psychological Association Division 2 (available January, 2021).