Each year at Central Michigan University, the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute selects high school seniors who have distinguished themselves as leaders to be recipients of The Leader Advancement Scholarship. Out of 2,000 plus applicants from all over the country, I was chosen as one of 48 incoming CMU students to receive this scholarship becoming a member of the 2016 LAS Cohort. Through this scholarship, I will earn a minor in Leadership that will help prepare me to acquire leadership positions in my community and future profession. Through this program, I am learning different leadership strategies, theories, styles, that will help me become a more ethical leader in my future community, career, and life. Through this experience, I have met so many incredible people that have all helped me grow and I cannot wait to discover more on my journey in this program.