Lyon begins LEAP Scholars program

Lyon College is offering scholarships for students interested in the Lyon Education and Adventure Program (LEAP) or the Outdoor Leadership Concentration.

The new LEAP Scholars program is an application-based program open to incoming students. It will include a four-year scholarship that will be awarded to up to four incoming students every fall. The scholarship will increase throughout the students’ four years at Lyon, alongside an increase in responsibility within the LEAP Scholars program.

“LEAP is excited to offer this opportunity to students who are interested in gaining leadership skills while working throughout their college careers,” said Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation Carson Grant.

The scholarship starts at $1,000 and increases by $500 every year a student is in the program alongside the increased responsibilities.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must complete the LEAP Scholars application, maintain a 2.5 grade point average, and be enrolled in one outdoor learning program course per semester.

The scholarship duties will include LEAP programming, planning, and leading day trips, organizing on-campus workshops, and attending the Arkansas Regional Adventure Programming Conference.

“This program will allow students to gain real world skills and a respect for the outdoors,” Grant said. “That, along with the liberal arts education offered by Lyon, will help students in a wide array of career fields.

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