Joan Deutsch Herczeg Women Leaders Scholarship Program

The Joan Deutsch Herczeg Women Leaders Scholarship Program empowers young women to develop skills and strategies for self-advocacy and leadership growth, and prepares them build their own unique pathway beyond Roosevelt.  Scholars participate in experiential learning opportunities with Roosevelt’s Women’s Leadership Council, gain mentorship, and build a professional network throughout one academic year.

Scholarship Information

Deutsch Herczeg Scholars are awarded with a one-time scholarship of $5,000. The program also serves as a pathway to a potential internship.

Deutsch Herczeg Scholars participate in educational and inspiring opportunities giving them tools and knowledge required to lead in their communities and industry.

As a cohort, scholars will:

  • Learn from women executives and industry experts to gain leadership skills, confidence, and knowledge throughout a series of workshops and events. 
  • Be paired with a woman leader for one-on-one mentorship. 
  • Participate in a corporate visit.
  • Be invited to all Women’s Leadership Council programs.
  • Be honored at an end-of-year reception hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council to acknowledge their accomplishments, present acquired knowledge, and network. 
  • Build community with current and future Herczeg Scholars.
  • Possibly be offered a summer internship.


Roosevelt students must meet all eligibility requirements and complete the application in full by the deadline to be considered.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Undergraduate students from any college or discipline
  • Must plan to enroll as a full-time student for both the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters, at the junior or senior level
  • Complete the application requirements in full by the deadline

Five scholars will be selected to participate in the cohort-focused program. 

Preference will be given to students who identify as a woman, have a financial aid need, and demonstrate a commitment to their leadership growth as evaluated in their application. 

Scholars are expected to participate in mentorship opportunities, attend program events, and be willing to consider a summer internship.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the scholarship, submit a resume and address two essay prompts in 600 words or less. A student's academic background will also be considered.

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