Applications for the 2019-20 Leadership Corvallis program are now closed. Stay tuned for the 2020-21 application information.
A committee of Leadership Corvallis alumni reviews program applications and recommends the incoming class roster to the Leadership Corvallis Board of Directors. Application considerations are based on timeliness and strength of application.
Full participation is expected so please ensure you can attend all sessions, which are held on the second Thursday of each month. (The schedule is subject to change for holidays; a full class schedule will be sent upon acceptance.) At least 80 percent attendance is required for graduation.
The tuition rate for 2019-20 is $650. A discount of $50 will be applied to applications received by May 6, 2019. This rate is subject to change.
There are three unique categories of scholarships for Leadership Corvallis. If you plan to apply for any Leadership Corvallis scholarship, your scholarship application should be submitted along with your class application. You will be notified before June 17 on the status of your scholarship application. Scholarship recipients will be invoiced for the balance of the tuition.
Leadership Corvallis Public Service Scholarship
This scholarship is based on need and commitment to the community.
Hans Neukomm Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is based on need and service to the community. Hans Neukomm founded Leadership Corvallis in 1992 and served as its president until 2003. He subsequently served as president emeritus and managed our organization’s advisory board. Hans was named First Citizen of Corvallis in 1995. In 2002, the Governor honored Hans with Oregon’s award for Outstanding Community Leadership. In 2008, he was named Senior First Citizen of Corvallis. In 2011, Hans passed away at the age of 74 after a five-year battle with cancer. This scholarship will be given in his name to a person who will be encouraged to carry on his legacy of community service.
Scott Zimbrick Small Business Scholarship
This scholarship is based on need and service to the community of an existing small businessperson or independent consultant. Scott Zimbrick graduated from Leadership Corvallis in 1993. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Citizens Bank, a City Councilor from Ward 7, and the 2005 Hans Neukomm Leadership Award winner. Scott was a businessman who actively volunteered in Corvallis and felt everyone should give back to the community. Sadly, Scott passed away in 2007. This scholarship will be given in his name to a person who will be encouraged to carry on his legacy of community service.