Reagan Leadership Application

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The Selection Process

Six Reagan Fellows are named each year, chosen for their scholarly abilities, leadership accomplishments, and commitment to service. Semifinalists are invited to campus in February for an in-person interview process that becomes a central factor in the selection process. Notification of competition winners is made three weeks following the on-campus interviews.

Alternatively, you may Download a PDF of the Reagan Fellowship Application

Materials postmarked by November 1 will ensure applicants of early notification of semi-finalist status. Deadline for all applications is January 10.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 309-467-6350.

Application Process

  • Complete and return the Application for Admission to Eureka College with all supporting documents by the deadline date.
  • Complete and return this Application for the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program by the deadline date.
  • Submit three Letters of Appraisal by the deadline date.

To submit your online Reagan application, you will need to have your 3 essays and picture ready to upload.

Reagan Leadership Application

Reagan Leadership Application
  • Essays

  • Please respond to all three of the following questions. Each essay should be 1-2 pages in length, typed. Documents should be submitted as .doc, .docx or .pdf files only.

    If you have any issues with uploading, please contact the Office of Admissions at 309-467-6350.

  • Describe the kind of person you want to be in five years.


  • Describe your life goals.


  • Describe your activities in your school, community, church, and other organizations. Make certain to indicate the extent of your leadership and the ways you have made a difference.

  • Letters of Appraisal

  • As requested below, please provide us with the names of individuals and your relationship to them today. We prefer that Letters of Appraisal are sent as hard copies to:

    Office of Admissions
    300 East College Ave.
    Eureka, IL 61530-1500