June 12-18, 2022

Cost: $650 | Application Deadline: May 15

Earn college credit, grow as a leader, and improve your community this summer. Through the Summer Leadership & Service Summit (LSS) students between their junior and senior year of high school attend a week-long institute to study and practice leadership skills and service as a form of community and civic engagement. In a week of learning on campus, students work under the direction of faculty and staff from Wartburg College’s Institute for Leadership Education. Students will continue to engage with these individuals throughout the 2022-23 academic year as they implement their projects.

Questions about the Summer Leadership & Service Summit should be directed to 319-352-8486 or email lss@wartburg.edu.

Earn 3.5 semester hours of transferable college credit for “Elements of Leadership" course ($1,200 value).

Participants who attend Wartburg earn a $1000 scholarship per year for up to four years. Attendance at the full week institute is required.

Participate in team-building activities and hands-on service projects designed to expand and challenge leadership and service skills.

Impact the local community by engaging in service learning opportunities.

Develop a community service project and implement it in their home communities the following school year.

If your high school requires service learning to graduate, LSS can satisfy 8-12 hours of that requirement and allow you to earn college credit at the same time.

Create a portfolio and submit it for review to the Institute for Leadership Education.

Work with a trained college student mentor.

Complete the interest form below to learn more about the program or complete the application if you wish to attend.

Applicants will be ranked based on the following criteria: 

  • Essay including the following potential:
    • community need
    • service project to be completed during the following school year
    • value of the project for the student and the community
    • number impacted
    • depth of impact
  • sustainability of the project after the student leaves for college
  • High School Transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • Recommendations from one teacher and one community member

Theresa Moore

Assistant Director of the Institute for Leadership Education

Once your application materials have been accepted, click the button below to pay the registration fee by credit card. If you prefer to send a check, please mail to: Theresa Moore, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677.

Mentor application information is available through Handshake.