The Meg Sutton I-LEAD® Scholarship recognizes students who have conquered obstacles in their education and have taken a leadership role in their college union or student activities program. The scholarship allows recipients to engage in ACUI’s premier student leadership development institute, covering the cost of registration to the ACUI event.
2022 Recipient: Emma Smith, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Emma Smith is a Reeve Union building manager. In this and other roles on campus, nominators note that Smith is courteous and respectful; professional staff are impressed by her maturity and initiative. “She is insightful, intentional, and understands how small details are important to the success of the big picture,” one wrote. At I-LEAD®, Smith hopes to learn more about herself as a leader as well as new information about leadership to bring back to her campus roles.
Note: This award was not given in 2023.
ACUI is now accepting nominations for scholarships! Nominate by December 8!
About Meg Sutton
It was Meg Sutton’s bold leadership and creativity that lead to the creation of the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®). Through the help of the 1994 Conference Program Team, I-LEAD® was introduced at the annual conference I-LEAD® offers leaders of tomorrow the chance to focus on personal growth and pertinent issues facing our world.
The scholarship recipient is expected to write a summary of his or her experience, speak briefly on their experience at a future Education and Research Fund program, and submit a program proposal for a future ACUI regional or annual conference in Honolulu. Since the program’s start, hundreds of students and professional staff mentors have been affected by I-LEAD®; many say that the program has changed their lives and began a long relationship with ACUI. The Meg Sutton I-LEAD® Fund provides opportunities for students to participate in this life-changing program.