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 Friday, September 16. 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 resume and one essay response. All applications are due by October 14th at 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

BLF '25 Informational Events

Monday, September 26 at 6pm / Informal Panel Discussion - Ohio Union Room 2050

Tuesday, September 27 at 5pm / Informal Panel Discussion - Ohio Union Room 2050

Thursday, September 29 at 5pm / Interview Prep + Resume/Essay Review - Ohio Union Room 2050

Tuesday, October 4 at 5pm / Informal Panel Discussion - Ohio Union Room 2050

Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30pm / Interview Prep + Resume/Essay Review - Ohio Union Room 2050

Thursday, October 6 at 6pm / Meet the Fellows Networking Event - Ohio Union - Great Hall Meeting Room / Event open to all applicants and interested applicants to meet and network with Fellows from BLF '23 and '24.  Attire is business casual.  

 

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 2022

*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 2024, 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

Friday, September 16: Applications OPEN

Friday, October 14: Applications CLOSE at 11:59pm

Saturday, October 15: Semi-finalists notified about their group interview

Monday, October 17 - Thursday, October 20: Group Interviews (Ohio Union - Room Varies)

Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28: Final Interviews (Ohio Union)

Tuesday, November 1: Accepted students are announced

Tuesday, November 8:  Welcome BLF '25 Event (Ohio Union - Performance Hall)

Thursday, December 7: BLF '25 Orientation (Ohio Union - SPHINX Centennial Leadership Suite)