The 2016-2017 Leadership Corvallis class is currently full. For additional information related to the application process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application deadline: May 31
A committee of minimally four past Leadership Corvallis alumni reviews and scores applications based on the criteria below to determine the final roster recommendations to the Leadership Corvallis Board to approve for the incoming class:
- 50% – Strength of application
- 30% – Timing of application submission
- 20% – Level of sponsor organization involvement
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. In addition, you will be participating in a community service project that will require at least 4 to 8 hours of out-of-class time.
The tuition rate for 2015-16 is $650. A discount of $50 will be applied to applications received by May 1. 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 after June 1 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.