Leadership Knoxville Scholars

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”

John C. Maxwell

The Leadership Knoxville Scholars program is an innovative approach to leadership education through community partnerships. The program targets current rising junior leaders in a cohort style model in collaboration with the University of Tennessee. A highly selective and competitive program, the Leadership Knoxville Scholars targets the best and brightest student leaders at The University of Tennessee and connects them to impactful change agents and leaders within the Knoxville community.

The application period for the 2014-2016 cohort has closed. Applications will reopen in February of 2015. Congratulations to our new Scholars! Future applicants must be rising juniors, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and a record of leadership and service experience. An application, interview and personal reference is required for acceptance into the program. Applications will be available online in Spring of 2015.

* Please note that the Leadership Knoxville Scholars is a two-year commitment for rising Juniors. However, temporary leave from the program may be granted on a case by case basis to accommodate students seeking study abroad and/or internship opportunities.


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