PLUS - Presidential Leaders University Scholars

We believe students learn a great deal through leadership training and involvement in campus and community activities. Therefore, in order to maintain the PLUS scholarship, the student must participate in leadership training, obtain leadership experience through community service, be involved in a campus organization, and participate in campus events during the fall and spring semesters.

Leadership Training

First Year

The focus of the First yYar is to assist the entering freshmen PLUS students with the transition from secondary education to higher education. The first semester of the freshman year all participants will enroll in Introduction to University Life. The course will cover such topics as:

  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Stress Relief/Anxiety Management
  • Procrastination
  • Career Exploration
  • Leadership Skills

Second Year

The focus of the Second Year is to look at leadership styles and theories. Students will study ethics in leadership, group dynamics, problem solving and decision making. It is our goal that a student will have a thorough understanding of various aspects of leadership. 

Third Year

During their Third Year, students will learn more about career development and life after university. Discussions may cover such topics as:

  • Resume writing and cover letters
  • Interview and networking skills
  • Job Shadowing
  • Internships
  • Graduate School
  • Career FairsThe third year focuses on leadership in action. Students will have the opportunity to meet community and state leaders and hear about their leadership experiences.  

Fourth Year

During their final year in PLUS, students will focus more on leadership in action. They will reflect upon and apply the leadership knowledge and skills gained during their time in the PLUS program. They will visit with leaders who will share insight and advice as our Fourth Year class prepares to graduate. 

Community Service and Campus Involvement

There are many opportunities for PLUS scholars to volunteer their services in the community. Some examples include helping with Habitat for Humanity, tutoring or mentoring children, or volunteering with the Red Cross or United Way.

There are also many ways for students to get involved on campus and gain leadership experience, such as being active in PAC, Aggie Ambassadors, or Student Government. From History Club to International Club, there is something for everyone! Students are encouraged to join campus clubs and organizations that interest them. See Student Activities for a list of clubs and organizations at Cameron.  

PLUS Forms, Pre-Approved Service List, and Policy
Service Record Form Service Record Form 7/30/2007
Campus Activity Form Campus Activity Form 7/30/2007
Campus Organization Involvement Form Campus Organization Involvement Form 7/30/2007
Mid-Semester-Form.pdf Mid-Semester-Form.pdf 10/12/2011
Volunteer-Service-Opportunities-Pre-Approved-List.pdf Volunteer-Service-Opportunities-Pre-Approved-List.pdf 9/7/2012
Policy.pdf Policy.pdf 9/7/2012

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