Buckeye Student Leadership Academy

June 24–27, 2019

Do you dream of making a difference at college?

Then Ohio State's Buckeye Student Leadership Academy (BSLA) might be for you! We encourage you to apply for this unique opportunity to broadly experience life on the Ohio State campus. Learn how to navigate the college admissions process, finance a college education and be a student leader..

The 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.

Over three and a half days, participants will:

  • Attend personal development workshops
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Work on group projects
  • Interact with Ohio State students
  • Take part in leadership, cultural and social activities

The offices of Undergraduate Admissions, University Orientation and First Year Experience, in partnership with the Offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Student Life, are pleased to host the Buckeye Student Leadership Academy.


The program is free to participants.


Bus transportation is available from central, northeast, northwest and southeast Ohio. Students who drive to campus will receive a permit to cover the cost of parking on campus. On-campus transportation is provided for attendees when necessary.


Student participants are required to stay in residence halls.

Benefits of the program

Students will learn more about themselves and others, and how to make the college experience work for them. They'll learn about resources that support their success and consider how to become better leaders on campus and in their communities. They'll also hear about the admissions process and how to afford a college education.