Milan Puskar Leadership Scholarship

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Milan “Mike” Puskar made a $2 million gift to the WVUFoundation to establish an endowment to fund a student enrichment program for the WVU Leadership Studies Program. Competitively selected students with one or two years of undergraduate study at WVU remaining embark on a challenging journey in order to enhance their academic and professional careers. Activities for Puskar Leadership Scholars include: enriched workshops and seminars, class trips and conference attendance, guest speakers, special service projects and paid or volunteer assignments with a leadership component.

To have the opportunity to be named a Puskar Scholar, students will apply in the second semester of the sophomore (or junior) year and must have successfully completed Leadership 201. All full-time students pursuing the Leadership Studies minor are eligible, regardless of university major….Selection will be based on demonstrated leadership abilities and interests, as well as academic achievement.

Puskar Scholars are selected by a committee chaired by the Director of the Leadership Studies Program and including a representative from the Office of the Dean, Department of Public Administration, and a member of the faculty outside the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Students can apply during their junior and senior years. Students selected as juniors may receive an invitation to remain as Puskar Scholars in their senior year provided they continue to fulfill their promise as Leadership Studies scholars, maintain the requisite grade point average, and prove to be good campus citizens fulfilling the expectations of this program. Each scholar is expected to participate in various events and activities sponsored by the Leadership Studies Program. 

Scholarship Application

For more information on the Puskar Leadership Scholars, contact leadershipstudies@mail.wvu.edu.