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Send us your leaders so they can thrive from the START.

At Hesston College, students have leadership opportunities as early as their first and second years.

Leah Huyard“I didn’t expect to be given so many opportunities to be involved on campus. A perk of Hesston is that students get leadership roles as early as freshman year. I enjoyed taking advantage of all the opportunities that fit my interests and talents. They all helped me grow as a person, and have given me valuable experience.”
       – Leah Huyard (Harrisonburg, Virginia), class of 2019

Hesston College students and alumni often speak to the way in which their Hesston Experience helped to shape and grow their leadership abilities. So much of this is because Hesston students are offered leadership experiences from the start of their college experience instead of waiting until their junior and senior year. These early experiences help them discover their passions and gifts. Hesston students go everywhere with the confidence and experience to be a successful leader in their careers, communities and churches.

High school guidance counselors and pastors can nominate up to three junior students (current high school juniors who will graduate in 2021) in whom you see natural leadership gifts. These don’t have to be students who are considering Hesston at this point.

Prospective students referred for a leadership scholarship by their high school guidance counselor or pastor will

  • Be informed of their referral by their admissions counselor
  • Be offered a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship upon applying for admission
  • Be invited to Hesston College’s Lark Leadership Day in the fall of their senior year where they will increase their Leadership Scholarship award by an additional $1,000
  • Have opportunities for further leadership training when they choose to START HERE

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Leadership opportunities at Hesston College include:

  • Academic Leadership Program
  • Honors Program
  • Resident assistant
  • Ministry assistant
  • Peer mentor
  • Chapel Planning Committee
  • Athletic team captain
  • Choir soloist
  • Lead in the plays
  • Writing assistant
  • Peer tutor
  • Bible study leader
  • Athletic team manager
  • Student Ambassador
  • Campus Worship leader
  • Club leader

More leadership and cross-cultural opportunities

Cal Hartley“I was able to balance academics and an internship with playing on the basketball team. It’s a lot on the plate at one time, but with the leadership skills I gained, it was well worth it.”
       – Cal Hartley (Benton, Kansas), class of 2019