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Summer Leadership Institute

  • Grow your leadership skills, earn college credit and have a blast doing it!

  • The Summer Leadership Institute is an amazing opportunity for juniors in high school (entering their senior year) to further develop their leadership potential. The Institute is specifically designed to equip young leaders to be visionaries, live lives of integrity, and gain experience in team development, motivation and persuasion.

    Acceptance into the Institute is competitive and enrolls students into LEAD-235: Teambuilding & Leadership, a course developed for Olivet’s leadership minor. Curriculum is strategically tailored to challenge students during an intensive two-day campus experience, followed by a two-week online component. Successful completion of the program earns students three credit hours of coursework to be used toward the leadership minor or elective credit.

    To apply, submit a completed Institute application and pertaining documents by June 1st, 2015. The first 50 accepted students will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship from Olivet to be used toward the Institute ($1266 value). The remaining cost includes a $179 room and board fee to cover housing, meals, etc.

    The Summer Leadership Institute on-campus component begins Thursday July 9th and ends Saturday morning, July 11th.

    For consideration into Olivet’s Summer Leadership Institute, you should:

    • Complete application here
    • Obtain a letter of recommendation to the Summer Leadership Institute.
      • A teacher, coach or pastor should evaluate your personal character and leadership ability.
    • Write a 400-word essay, typed and double spaced.
      • Describe a situation in which you exemplified the qualities of a leader.
    • Submit application and pertaining documents to:

      Olivet Nazarene University
      Attn: Director of Admissions
      One University Avenue #6005
      Bourbonnais, IL 60914

    For more information, call the Office of Admissions at 800-648-1463 or email at

      Summer Leadership Institute Flier

  • Jay Martinson, Chair of the Department of Communications
  • Program Director: Dr. Jay Martinson, Chair of the Department of Communications

  • Dr. John C. Bowling, University President
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. John C. Bowling, University President