Buckeye Student Leadership Academy, June 22–25, 2020

Do you want to learn more about the expectations of college life and discover your leadership style?

Then Ohio State's Buckeye Student Leadership Academy might be for you!

BSLA is a special summer program for rising Ohio high school seniors who are high achieving, first-generation, rural and/or underrepresented minority students. Students apply for the program in their junior year.

The program gives participants the opportunity to learn more about themselves and others, and how to make the college experience work for them. They will learn about resources that support their success and consider how their leadership style can positively contribute to their college experience.

Participants will also:

  • Attend personal development workshops
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Interact with Ohio State students
  • Participate in sample classes
  • Hear about the admissions process and how to afford a college education

For student perspectives, check out our hashtag: #OSUBSLA.

About the program

The Buckeye Student Leadership Academy is hosted by Undergraduate Admissions at The Ohio State University.


The program is free to participants.


Participants are responsible for their travel to and from the program.


Participants are required to stay in Ohio State residence halls for the duration of the program.

To apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications are due Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Apply now.