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Marianist Leadership Program

What is the Marianist Leadership Program?

The Marianist Leadership Program (MLP) is a community of equals that cultivates relationships through hospitality, selfless servant leadership and faith for the purpose of making a positive change to the San Antonio community by St. Mary’s students.. MLP is designed to provide students with educational and experiential opportunities focused on faith and leadership within the five pillars of the Marianist Charism.

MLP works through civic engagement to foster a sense of servant-leadership. Freshmen and sophomore members are required to volunteer with a nonprofit agency for three to four hours a week. Students are encouraged to engage in any of the multitude of service projects, either on a one-time basis or in smaller time increments over a longer period of time. Members also serve as leaders of Continuing the Heritage.

To apply to become a member of the Marianist Leadership Program, fill out the application form below. The application form will be available for submission mid-October.

Application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

Contact

Brian Buchmeyer
Coordinator for Marianist Student Initiatives
210-431-3561
bbuchmeyer@stmarytx.edu

MLP retreat - group photo

Opportunities within the Program

Living-learning Community

Members of MLP live in community within the Anthony Frederick Residence Hall located in The Village in order for program members to form relationships, assist one another academically and to build a support system within the Program.

Members in their senior year will have the opportunity to apply to live in the Westminster House, an off-campus community house, across the street from the University. The house’s mission is to bridge the relational gap between St. Mary’s and the Gateway district.Marianist Leadership Program Spring 2015 Retreat

Semi-annual Retreats

Spring Retreat: The spring retreat focuses on each classification’s developmental needs. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors each learn more intentionally about what it means to be faith leader in our society today.

Marianist Lay Communities

Marianist Lay Communities are small faith communities made up of four to six members from each classification within MLP. These communities are the foundation of our program, they are designed to support students in their faith journeys and to challenge them to make a positive impact in the St. Mary’s and San Antonio Community.

Immersion Trips

Members will have the opportunity attend, promote and serve as student leaders for immersion experiences, which provide an extremely unique opportunity to gain insight on social justice issues and the opportunity to stand in solidarity with those living on the margins of society. All immersion trips are open to the broad undergraduate community, with the exception of the Los Angeles Immersion trip, which collaborates with the two other Marianist Universities, University of Dayton and Chaminade University, to bring the Marianist Charism to the homeless in Los Angeles.

Joining MLP

Who Should Apply?

Anyone! MLP  is a diverse community and is searching for students from any academic discipline or faith background. We are a vibrant faith community that loves to serve together, grow together, and most importantly, laugh together!

Scholarship

Each member that fulfills the yearly obligations of MLP receives the Marianist Leadership Scholarship of $3,500 per year. Approximately 16 students are admitted to the program each year.

 

MLP Retreat - students playing guitar

 

Application Form

MLP Application 

The submission deadline has passed. Please check back for the 2018 deadline.

The application requires a current résumé and completed essay. In two pages or less, please respond to the following essay prompt:

In one cohesive story tell us who you are; what has shaped your character; how your experiences led you to be interested in the Marianist Leadership Program and in what ways are you looking to grow through this opportunity.

You must provide one reference that is not related to you. (Ex: Parish member, high school teacher or staff member, community member.) If you are a current student at St. Mary’s University (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior), your recommendation must be from a St. Mary’s faculty or staff member.

The online application form will be available mid-November.

Online Application Form

Recommendation Form

You must provide one reference that is not related to you. (Ex: Parish member, high school teacher or staff member, community member.) If you are a current student at St. Mary’s University (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior), your recommendation must be from a St. Mary’s faculty or staff member.

Online Recommendation Form

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