W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award

Sponsored by the city of Dayton and the University of Dayton

The W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award is a combination scholarship and internship sponsored by the city of Dayton and the University of Dayton. Commemorating the values and vision of W.S. McIntosh, a community leader and civil rights activist, the McIntosh Award provides unique educational, professional and leadership opportunities.

As a Catholic, Marianist university committed to the common good, we graduate servant-leaders educated in community building and innovation. For more than 30 years, McIntosh scholars have found their life’s vocation and passion, and made a positive impact in the community, thanks to the City of Dayton and UD.

Recipients must be committed to the ideals of social justice and demonstrate potential for community leadership.

Scholarship Award

The McIntosh Award includes a University of Dayton scholarship which, in conjunction with state, federal and private grants, covers the annual direct expenses of tuition, room and board. The award is renewable for four academic years (eight semesters), provided renewal conditions are met.

You can also earn up to $4,000 for your textbooks (over four years) if you visit campus and file the FAFSA by February 1. Schedule your visit today by calling 1-800-UD PRIDE, or register online at udayton.edu/visit.

City Internship

As part of this award, you also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through an internship with the city of Dayton the summer before your first year at UD. The internship provides valuable leadership and service opportunities — and money that can be used for books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. These earnings are not part of the scholarship award.

Application Procedure

To be considered for the W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award, you must be a graduating African-American high school student and reside in Montgomery County.

You must also:

  • Complete the application process for admission to the University of Dayton.
     
    >> Submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship (udayton.edu/apply) or the Common Application (commonapp.org).
     
    >> Your guidance counselor should mail all admission application materials, including transcripts, ACT or SAT results, and current senior-year courses and grades, to:
     
    Office of Admission and Financial Aid
    Attn: Kathleen Henderson
    300 College Park
    Dayton, OH 45469-1310
     
  • Write a personal letter to the W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award selection committee describing your school and community service activities, as well as your academic achievements and why you should be considered for this prestigious award.
     
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor regarding your academic achievements and service to the school.
     
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a neighborhood or community leader regarding your commitment to community service.

All scholarship materials should be received on or before February 1, 2018.

Selection Process

Selection is based on academic achievement, school activities and community involvement. Finalists will be invited to interview with the selection committee, composed of staff members from the city of Dayton and the University of Dayton.

Contact

Application materials for the McIntosh Award should be addressed to:

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Attn: McIntosh Review Committee
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1310

If you have questions, contact:

Kathleen Henderson or Beverly Jenkins
937-229-4032
mcintosh@udayton.edu