Required Qualifications

Prior to making an application, students should meet the following criteria:

  • Students selected as LEAD Scholars must have at least four (4) long semesters remaining at West Texas A&M University (at the start of August 2024) and cannot graduate prior to May 2026.  Because of the four-semester commitment to LEAD, applicants must have less than 30 college credit hours (including Dual Credit) at the start of the Fall 2024 Semester or less than 45 credit hours (including Dual Credit) at the start of the Spring 2024 Semester.
  • Full-time enrollment (12 hours or more during the long semesters).
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Students cannot be placed on scholastic or disciplinary probation.


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Apply for Rogers LEAD WT

The application form for Rogers LEAD WT is available on BuffLink for current WTAMU students HERE!

Must log in to BuffLink to be able to access the form. 

Transfer students who do not yet have access to BuffLink can download the form here.

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline*: January 28, 2024, by 11:59 PM (guarantees qualified applicants an interview)

*Guarantees Qualified Applicants an interview and assistance with applying for LEAD related scholarships.

Final Deadline*: February 25, 2024, by 11:59 PM

*After your application is received, you will be contacted by LEAD Administration to schedule your interview with both LEAD administration and current LEAD Scholars.

For more information join us at one of our informational meetings. See below. 

Information Meetings

Facts & Snacks:

Friday, November 17 at 9 AM

Friday, January 19 at 9 AM

Tuesday, January 30 at 5:30 PM 

Wednesday, February 14 at 12 PM

*All Facts & Snacks will be held in the LEAD Suite (downstairs in the JBK, room 8) unless otherwise noted above. 

Contact Kimberly Cornelsen with any questions about any information meeting or lunch and learn at (806) 651- 4021 or


Selection Criteria for Rogers LEAD WT

Up to twenty-five students will be selected for Rogers LEAD WT through a selective application and interview process.  Students will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Attitude - Rogers LEAD WT Scholars are optimistic, energetic, humble, and giving.
  2. Work Ethic - Rogers LEAD WT Scholars are responsible, take initiative, and show self-discipline.  This will be evident when reviewing their résumé. They are committed fully and eager to learn.
  3. People Skills - Rogers LEAD WT Scholars communicate effectively with others, work as a part of a team, and represent LEAD WT professionally on campus and in the community.
  4. Desire - Rogers LEAD WT Scholars demonstrate a desire for personal growth and development and will be able to articulate their goals and plans for the future.
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