Selection Criteria

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks students who have demonstrated the passion and potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. Our hope is that all Robertson Scholars will play significant and impactful roles in their communities and society, today and in the future.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical Robertson Scholar’. Our Scholars pursue a range of passions, academic interests, and personal and professional goals. While each Scholar brings their own skill sets, strengths, and personalities to the program, they share the following traits:

Purposeful Leadership. Robertson Scholars lead with courage and conviction. Fearless and innovative, they inspire and mobilize others to find creative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Intellectual Curiosity. Robertson Scholars embrace complexity and think critically. In pursuit of greater knowledge and understanding, they become thought-leaders in their field of interest.

Strength of Character. Robertson Scholars act with confidence, compassion, and humility. They burn with passion and energy to improve the world for the benefit of themselves and others.

Collaborative Spirit. Robertson Scholars build bridges and transcend boundaries. They value collective effort and shared experiences, and they embrace opportunities to learn from each other.

Note: Financial need, state residency, and citizenship are not considered in the Robertson selection process.

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