Deadline: August 1st

The SSU Servant Leadership Scholarship is intended to promote and develop emerging leaders who have completed at least one full year of study at SSU and have been accepted and confirmed for the 2018-19 academic year.

Funding: The scholarship is awarded as $5,000 toward two terms of study in 2016-17 and will be credited toward SSU tuition and fees, $2500 each term. No amount will be returned in cash in the event of withdrawal.

Eligibility: Students must have been previously registered for one full academic year at St Stephen’s University and must be registered as full-time for the coming academic year.

Application: The essay application (500-750 words) must be written by the student who is applying for the scholarship.

We believe that Jesus is the best example of servant leadership and a model for future leaders.


Do any of the following words of Jesus resonate with your own sense of duty to love God by serving others, placing their needs ahead of your own, and setting a good example for others to follow?

In what ways have you been able to live this out in your own life so far?

What other role models or historical figures exemplify a similar attitude of humility?

Please reflect on these questions as you read the verses below.

Jesus commanded, “Love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and others as yourself.” (Mt 22.37-39 paraphrased)
He also said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13)
On the night before he was crucified, Jesus washed the feet of disciples and said, “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.  “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.  Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have    done for you.  Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.  Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (John 13.12b-17)