Details

Eligibility

The program is designed for students with an interest in engineering, business or agriculture. All full-time undergraduate students at Iowa State University are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to students with at least two academic years remaining in their plan of study. VILP alumni are not eligible to reapply.

Scholarship and Travel Support

Participants will be awarded a scholarship of $1,000 for the fall semester and $1,000 for the spring semester. Flight and lodging for the week-long international trip will be provided, along with some meals.

Curriculum

From August to May, students can expect to invest 10-15 hours per week in focused activities to develop their leadership capacity. These will include two academic courses plus co-curricular activities comprised of weekend retreats, day trips, community service volunteering, cohort projects and the international trip over winter or spring break. The required academic courses include:

LD ST 322: Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society
Enrolled in as a cohort in the fall semester.

LD ST 370x: Special Topics in Leadership Studies - Exploring Global Leadership Perspectives
Enrolled in as a cohort in the spring semester.

These courses partially fulfill requirements of the Leadership Studies Program's certificate and minor.

Annual Schedule

January-FebruaryApplication and selection for next academic year's cohort
Late AugustWeekend retreat with cohort
Fall semesterLD ST 322: Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society,
plus other courses for major
OctoberDay trip to Vermeer Corporation headquarters in Pella, Iowa
Winter or Spring BreakWeek-long international trip
Spring semesterLD ST 370x: Special Topics in Leadership Studies - Exploring Global Leadership Perspectives,
plus other courses for major
MarchDay trip to Vermeer facility
AprilPresentation to Vermeer representatives

Questions? Email us at vlead@iastate.edu.

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