General Information

The Blake Leadership Scholars program rewards outstanding academic achievement in high school (4.0 GPA) as well as demonstrated leadership and community engagement. For additional information about the program, please visit Blake Leadership Scholars

Questions about the program or application requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts Recruitment Coordinator, Erika Pepmeyer, by phone at (970) 821-5276 or by email at


1) High school senior applying for full-time undergraduate admissions to a degree-seeking program in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University 2) Any major 3) Maintain an overall 4.0 GPA throughout high school 4) Demonstrate high level of academic performance and superior scholastic ability 5) Possess exceptional character and leadership potential 6) Illustrate a commitment to a liberal arts education (Once accepted as a Blake Leadership Scholar, awards are renewed each academic year year provided the student maintains a 3.5 GPA, be a full time student (24 credits per year) with a primary major in the College of Liberal Arts, maintain active engagement with the Blake Leadership Scholars program which can be defined as event participation, community outreach, and interaction with faculty mentor)

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Detail how participation in the Blake Leadership Scholars Program and pursuing a major in the College of Liberal Arts will help you to fulfill your potential. Required word count: between 250 and 500 words.
  2. Please write an essay that answers ONE of the following questions (Required word count: 250-500 words):
    1. What does it mean to you for a person to have outstanding character? Give an example of a time when you demonstrated outstanding character.
    2. What does leadership mean to you? Give an example of a time when you demonstrated leadership.
    3. What does civic and community engagement mean to you? Give an example of a time when you demonstrated civic and community engagement.
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