who we are

The Roan Scholars Leadership Program is a premier scholarship program at East Tennessee State University for students from across our region who have demonstrated the potential and the desire to become exceptional leaders.

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what we do

Through four years of unique out-of-the-classroom experiences, we challenge, inspire, connect and support – all so Roan Scholars can realize their potential to impact our world.

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Every gift to the program supports Roan Scholars' growth and development as leaders, so that they can impact others.



Graduating high school seniors from the region are eligible for consideration. Read more about the process, upcoming deadlines, and what we look for in Roan Scholars. 

The nomination window for the Roan Class of 2024 closed October 16, 2019;
we anticipate announcing the new class in February 2020.
Check back during summer 2020 for details on our next nomination / selection cycle.