03/08/2013 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Honors College has announced a new program designed for students
who desire to have an impact outside the scope of the stately oaks and broad magnolias
The Roger Hadfield Ogden Leaders Program aims to facilitate extraordinary undergraduate
initiatives by awarding up to $5,000 each to selected students. The program will support
independently-designed, off-campus experiences where students will conceive, design,
and conduct an original project. While their project may focus on activity outside
of the state, it should address an issue that is of significance for the state of
“The purpose of the Ogden Leaders Program is to recognize undergraduate students at
the Honors College who possess extraordinary ability, commitment and imagination and
to encourage their independent leadership abilities,” said Honors College Dean Nancy
Honors College students may apply no matter where their academic interests lie; whether
qualitative or quantitative, social science or hard science, students from all backgrounds
are encouraged to apply. The award may be used for travel, equipment purchase or any
other expense directly related to the project. The experience must be designed by
the student, as the award may not be used for tuition, fees, internships or participation
in any other experience organized by another person.
To qualify for the program, students must have completed at least one but not more
than six semesters of study. The program expects that selected students will pursue
an Honors thesis prior to their graduations. For more detail on requirements, see
the program page at http://www.honors.lsu.edu/current-students/academics/scholarships-and-awards/roger-hadfield-ogden-leaders-program.
Applications are due April 15, and applicants should expect to participate in a finalist
interview on their proposed project. The program goal is to award two but may award
up to five students this year, depending on the strength of proposals.
The Ogden Leaders Program is made possible by an earlier $1 million gift given to
the Honors College by Roger Houston Ogden, whose son lends his name to the gift and
the program it supports. For more information on how to give back to the university,
For more on the LSU Honors College, visit http://www.honors.lsu.edu/.
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013