The Johnson Scholars Program

The Johnson Scholars Development Funds

After their first year, Johnson Scholars are eligible to use their $7,500 leadership development funds to create self-tailored enrichment experiences designed to enhance learning, cultivate leadership, and build ethical decision-making skills. Experiences may include internships, independent research, attending conferences and workshops and cultural immersion travel.


  • 2017 Johnson Development Projects

    In 2017, one fifth-year senior, five rising seniors, seven rising juniors, and two rising sophomore Johnson Scholars were awarded funding to use toward leadership projects.

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    Interning in India

    Eoin Lyons '19, used his Johnson Development funds this summer to intern at Franklin Templeton Investments in Hyderabad, India through the Leavey School of Business Global Fellows Program. Franklin Templeton is the company of donor, Rupert Johnson. 

  • Alaina Boyle and Starfish International

    Read about the experience of a Johnson Scholar and her mission of teaching girls to be leaders in their community. Through the Johnson Leadership Fellows stipend, Alaina Boyle, '17, spent two months empowering a new generation and finding her calling at Starfish International in the Gambia, Africa.

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    A Summer in Hyderabad, India

    Follow the adventures and lessons of a summer abroad in India through the Leavey School of Business' Global Fellows Program blog. Through the Leadership Experience Stipend, Johnson Scholar Ray Whelan '17 interned with Franklin Templeton Investments in Hyderabad, summer 2015.   

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