Ready to challenge yourself to take action and inspire others to make a difference? St. Edward's offers a variety of award-winning programs designed to help you discover and develop your leadership strengths and talents — skills that will carry you far in your career and in life.
Leadership Development Programs
Scholarships such as the Moreau Scholarship, awarded to a graduate of each Holy Cross High School, and the Holy Cross Scholarship look for applicants with demonstrated leadership both inside and outside the classroom.
Eco-Lead Costa Rica: Global leadership program that combines in-depth study of the Costa Rican economy, governmental structure, local culture and society, and regional ecosystems to provide a firsthand experience of a South American country.
Hilltop Leaders: Open to freshmen and sophomores interested in developing leadership skills and seeing leadership at work in different settings. Culminates with a study tour of Washington, D.C.
LeadingEDGE: Trains students to work with groups and individuals through team-building sessions and leadership workshops.
LeaderShape: Incorporates a relationship-based approach to leadership that focuses on personal discovery and leading with integrity.
Student Leadership Team: Builds leadership skills by guiding and mentoring student leaders in other programs such as Hilltop Leaders and Eco-Lead Costa Rica.
A Servant Leader
Psychology major Jessica Nortman ’12 participated in an International Immersion to Uganda; she later returned as a site leader with the same program. She took part in three Alternative Spring Break experiences, facilitated the university’s Founders Day service project and was the planning committee executive director for Miles for a Mission, a fundraising event for Campus Ministry. For her dedication to leading her peers in service, she was recognized with the St. Edward’s University Blue and Gold Award and several scholarships. She was selected by Teach for America to spend two years teaching underprivileged children.