Degrees and Programs

Jo Wilson Leadership Institute
Jo Wilson Leadership Institute

The Jo Wilson Leadership Program was established in an effort to help build and further develop student leadership skills. The program provides a number of events and special activities designed to better help you understand the process of Leadership and how your service can make a positive impact on society. Leadership students are expected to uphold the Benedictine Values as well as to grow and expand as Leaders within the community


Eligibility for Acceptance into the Program:

Leadership Students must be an admitted and matriculated student at Benedictine University. The deadline for the Leadership Application is May, 1.

An eligible candidate must provide the below qualifications:

  • 2.5 – 2.7 GPA (at minimum)
  • Two letters of recommendation from either a teacher, community leader and/or a supervisor. Letters of recommendation from family members will NOT be accepted
  • A history of involvement at previous institution(s)
    • Include a list of all organizations you participated in at your previous institution, as well as any executive positions you held
  • One page essay of what leadership means to you and why you want to participate in the Jo Wilson Leadership program

Jo Wilson Scholarship (Financial Assistance)

  • Students of the Jo Wilson Leadership Program receive a 10,000 scholarship
  • This Scholarship is awarded YEARLY

How to Maintain your Membership

  • Students will need to maintain a 2.5 – 2.7 GPA at BenU in order to continue their membership within the program
  • Students must attend monthly Leadership seminars
  • Students must complete a minimum of 25 Community Service hours PER semester
    (50 for the Year)
  • Students will schedule one on one meetings with the Leadership Program Coordinator

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Contact

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Upcoming Events

Feb
24-9
Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708    mtole@ben.edu

Event Description:

Purpose

  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.

Eligibility

All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.

Categories

  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design

Specifications

Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10

Awards

Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Feb
25
Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Mar
1
Summer 2018 and late Summer 2018 interim registration begins
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Summer 2018 and late Summer 2018 interim registration begins

Date: March 01

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Mar
2
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: March 02

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

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