President's Leadership Class applications due March 7

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President's Leadership Class applications due March 7

High school seniors who plan to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the fall can apply to become members of the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) and earn up to $2,750 in scholarship funds. Students must meet specific requirements to be considered.

Applications may be found online at and may be hand-delivered no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7. If mailed, it must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 7.

Students should send a seven-semester transcript and ACT scores with the application, and must meet all standard admission requirements to Northwestern.

All applicants should have a scholarship application accompany the PLC application or on file at the Northwestern Scholarship Office prior to the PLC application deadline. Scholarship applications are obtainable from Northwestern’s Office of Financial Aid or by visiting

Applicants also must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation.  One letter of recommendation must be from a high school teacher, high school principal, high school counselor or other faculty member or member of administration. The second letter should be from another person such as a minister, family friend or employer. Letters of recommendation should include the name, position and relationship to you of the person writing the recommendations.

Selected finalists will be interviewed in March, and notified by phone and/or mail about the interview.

Recipients of the PLC Scholarship will be notified mid-April. The scholarship will cover freshman year only at Northwestern-Alva.

Each year, the PLC class takes a trip to Boston with Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president. While in Boston, the group visits museums and other fun sights.

All application materials should be mailed to Paige Fischer, director of recruitment, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Office of Recruitment, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. Contact Fischer with questions at or (580) 327-8545.