Rhodes senior Micah Leonard has been selected to receive a Rotary Global Education Grant for 2015-2016. This competitive grant program offers a generous award for graduate study abroad. Leonard, a psychology and Spanish major from San Antonio, TX, will use the grant to study planning and management of social policies at the University of Buenos Aires as well as work on policy issues in the community.
The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship program is to foster international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and to help prepare individuals for careers in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus—peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and economic and community development.
Leonard serves as vice president of the Rhodes Student Government and has worked at Memphis Legal Services as a Summer Service Fellow. She also has led initiatives at Rhodes related to Inter-Faith Youth Core’s Better Together and participated in the Kinney Program for community service. In addition, she is a resident advisor and has participated in mock trial, the Rocky Mountain Ecology Maymester program, and GlobeMed.
Leonard is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio.