Every year, about thirty outstanding individuals are selected to participate in Bergen LEADS. Our entire recruiting, application and selection process is designed to encourage a diverse class.
Since 2008, more than $80,000 in scholarship assistance has been awarded to participants who are unable to pay the full $2,000 tuition cost, and we anticipate that every class will request at least $15,000 in assistance. Our goal is to ensure that no qualified candidate is unable to participate because they lack the funds.
Daily headlines demonstrate the critical importance of leadership in addressing a broad range of issues confronting our society. Bergen LEADS can play an important role in preparing the next generation of ethical and knowledgeable leaders, but we need your help to provide scholarship assistance.
Making a gift to our annual scholarship drive is making Bergen County a better place in which to live and work. To the Bergen LEADer who receives your financial help, a new path to success is laid and at the same time, Bergen LEADS becomes financially stronger and better able to sustain our growing success as one of the most unique programs in the county. Your gift makes that happen! All gifts received from July 1 of each year through May 25 are put toward the scholarship needs of the coming school year, in this case toward Class of 2017. Gifts received after May 25 are put in reserve for the following school year's scholarship fund.