1) Full-time graduating high school senior or high school graduate, or equivalent, applying to enroll as a first-year undergraduate admission to a degree-seeking program in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University 2) Applied for and accepted to CSU honors program 3) 3.5 GPA 4) Demonstrate high level of academic performance and superior scholastic achievement as exhibited by GPA, class rank, high school or dual/concurrent enrollment coursework, standardized test scores, extra curricular achievements, etc., or at the discretion of the dean of the College of Liberal Arts 5) Demonstrate exceptional character, leadership potential, and a commitment to a liberal arts education through Blake Leadership Scholars Program application (Once accepted as a Blake Leadership Scholar, awards are renewed each academic year, for up to four years, provided the student maintains the following criteria – Maintain 3.5 GPA, full time undergraduate, (24 credits per year, which may include part-time summer credits) or enrolled in their first year of a CLA graduate degree if their bachelor’s degree is earned in less than four years, maintain active engagement with the Blake Leadership Scholars Program which can be defined as event participation, community outreach, interaction with faculty mentor, or mentorship of BLS undergraduates.)

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Please answer the following essay questions (approximately 500 words each) 1. The values promoted by the Blake Leadership Scholars Program are academic excellence, leadership, exceptional character, and civic engagement. Please discuss what these values mean to you and detail how these values are consistent with your accomplishments to date. Rather than listing your accomplishments, we encourage you to go into depth with an example or two. 2. An important principle of the Blake Leadership Scholars program is a belief in the value of a liberal arts education. Please discuss why you believe a liberal arts education is important and detail how your academic interests and goals overlap with those beliefs.