Jo Wilson Leadership Institute

Leaders seize success.
Great leaders help other be successful.
Learn how to do both.

Jo Wilson Leadership Institute

Benedictine University provides support and incentives to a group of incoming freshmen and transfer students with the intent of creating future leaders within their communities and society.


• Based on GPA, school activities and extracurricular activities.
• Admitted Benedictine Student.
• Completed application with two letters of recommendation from a school or community representative.

Preference given to first-generation college students and incoming freshmen students.


• Preferential financial aid consideration.
• The opportunity to work with Career Development in securing an internship in the Chicagoland area.
• An assigned professional mentor during your senior year.
• The option of one semester of study on the Lisle campus.


• Maintain satisfactory academic progress in at least 12 credit hours per semester.
• Participate in summer orientation.
• Attend a two-hour monthly leadership seminar during the school year.
• Engage in community service projects that support the community.

Important Dates:.

• Students must apply by April 23.
• Interviews will be held for final candidates.
• The program begins in August.

Do you have leadership potential or a desire to become a leader? If you feel you are a qualified student and would like the opportunity to participate in this exciting Benedictine University experience, complete the application as soon as possible.

Contact Us
By Mail

Benedictine University at Mesa
Gillett Hall
225 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Phone (602) 888-5500
Fax (602) 888-5555


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


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