Campus Compact announced that Stevenson University junior, Cory Ott, is one of two students nationwide to earn a full scholarship to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency (LATP) program for fall 2017.
Ott was recently named a Campus Compact 2017 Newman Civic Fellow for his demonstrated commitment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Each year, Campus Compact collaborates with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to provide scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for the institute’s LATP program, aimed at developing the next generation of citizen leaders.
“I feel incredibly honored to be rewarded this scholarship and opportunity,” said Ott. “I am looking forward to meeting other peer leaders from around the country and learning from elected officials in Washington, D.C. Everyone is going to be coming from very different backgrounds, so I am interested in listening to everyone’s story.”
Ott is a member of Stevenson’s "Mission: I’m Home" organization that works to repair homes damaged by natural disasters and also serves as the Director of Philanthropy for Stevenson’s Student Government Association.
“Cory incorporates the lessons and stories he learned through his trips into his daily life and continues to give back in any way possible,” said Claire Moore, Stevenson's former Interim President. “He is civically engaged and represents Stevenson with professionalism, excellence, and integrity while donating a myriad [of] hours to enrich the lives of those less fortunate.”
Ott will spend the fall 2017 semester in Washington, D.C., hearing from real leaders in the fields of business, government, and the nonprofit sectors. He will learn lessons on leadership, while simultaneously applying all of these skills in the real world and in authentic course assignments.