Office of Student Life

Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program

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The application for the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program will be available online beginning August 2021. All eligible second-year Ohio State students are encouraged to apply (please see criteria). Applications are completed online and consist of a brief information sheet, a one-page resume and one essay response. All applications are due by October 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION (ESSAY RESPONSE AND RESUME) TO osublf@osu.edu.

NEED MORE DETAILS? We strongly encourage you to reach out to us at osublf@osu.edu to speak to our staff about the program. 

 

Applicant Information

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A current second-year or *third year student at The Ohio State University who has completed at least 3 semesters on a college or university campus by December 2021

*BLF is designed for students who are within their second year on a college or university campus upon entrance into the program. Students in their third year, with a graduation date no earlier than December 2023, are eligible to apply.

Submitted applications will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Resume Quality
  • Essay Response Quality

The BLF selection committee is made up of BLF Alumni, Advisory Board members, BLF Administration and Supporters. This committee will evaluate each applicant individually and fairly in order to select individuals for the incoming Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program Cohort.

Important Dates

Monday, August 2nd: Applications OPEN

Monday, October 4th: Finalists notified about their interview

Thursday, October 7th: Meet the Fellows Networking Event 6pm to 7:30pm (Ohio Union - Great Hall Meeting Room)

Monday, November 8th - Friday, November 12th: Group Interviews (Ohio Union - Room Varies)

Monday, November 15th - Friday, November 19th: Final Interviews (Ohio Union)

Tuesday, November 23rd: Accepted students are announced

Thursday, December 9th: New Cohort Orientation (Ohio Union - SPHINX Centennial Leadership Suite)