Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program

In order to be an effective leader, one must first be able to articulate who one is.


The Emerging Leaders Program at Weber State University is a year-long program designed to help students do just that. Based on the concept that self-knowledge leads to self-leadership, and in turn, the leadership of others, participants in the Emerging Leaders Program engage in an experiential, hands-on approach over the course of the year to develop by doing rather than being lectured to.

Sessions revolve around: Small & Large Group Discussions, Team-Building Activities, Community Service, StrengthsQuest Development, Problem-Solving.

""Emerging Leaders at Experience Weber on August 26, 2021


What will I learn in this program?

Emerging Leaders is a self-discovery program designed to help you better know yourself and how you effectively lead others. Participants learn not only what makes them a success, but also what motivates them.

How much is the Scholarship?

Amounts are determined each year based on the number of applicants and available awards. Generally between $1,000- $1,500 per academic year.

How do I become an Emerging Leader?

Simple, just complete the Emerging Leaders Application and return it to the Department of Student Involvement & Leadership. The priority deadline for applications Friday, March 3, 2023, to be considered for the next academic year’s awards. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date until all positions are filled.

What are the requirements of the Emerging Leaders Scholarship?

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have an ACT of 18 or greater, or an SAT of 950 or greater.
  • Exhibit past involvement with the school and/or community activities, with particular experience in leadership roles.
  • Be a United States resident
  • Be accepted to Weber State University and committed to attending in the Fall Semester of next academic year or be a current Weber State University student.
  • Successfully participate in the Emerging Leaders program as established by the Department of Student Involvement & Leadership.

What do I do after I accept the scholarship?

Once you have accepted the scholarship for this program under your Weber State portal, you are REQUIRED to attend every meeting throughout this school year.

Emerging Leader Group Meetings are held from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. every other Thursday. Location is TBD.

Meet Your Mentors 2022-23

""Ellie Heiner

Emerging Leader Director

""Mazie Abbott

ELI Mentor


Katie Arner

ELI Mentor



Ashley Woodbrey

ELI Mentor


For more information or to ask questions about becoming an Emerging Leader or a Mentor at WSU, please contact Tara Peris, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, at taraperis@weber.edu.

Weber State University, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensures equal access to all University functions, activities, and programs for individuals with disabilities. Please contact Student Involvement & Leadership at 801-626-6349 at least one week prior to an event to request accommodations in relation to a disability.