Roger Hadfield Ogden Leaders Program
The Roger Hadfield Ogden Leaders Program recognizes undergraduate students at the Honors College who possess extraordinary ability, commitment, and imagination to pursue a self-guided project of significance to the state of Louisiana. As many as five Ogden Leaders receive up to $5,000 each to support self-designed, off-campus experiences, enabling them to pursue a passionate interest, develop independent leadership abilities, and contribute to society in a way and to a degree not otherwise possible.
Projects are designed by the applicant and may consist of an independent travel or research project; may focus on humanitarian or social justice concerns at a local, national, or global level; or may enhance independent scientific research, artistic endeavors, and work already in progress. In all cases, the project must be conceived, planned, and undertaken by the applicant and may not be part of another program or effort. While students may propose projects overseas, their studies must have relevance to issues or activities important to the state of Louisiana.
Honors College students in good standing who have completed at least one but not more than six semesters of undergraduate study in any field are eligible to apply. The Program expects that selected students will pursue an Honors thesis prior to their graduations.
The award will NOT fund tuition or fees for a program of study, internships undertaken for academic credit, or participation in experiences (e.g. mission or service trips) organized by another entity.
Up to five Ogden Leaders Fellowships will be selected annually. Applications are due in April; they are reviewed by a review committee selected by the Dean of the Honors College.
The 2015 application and guidelines are now available.