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Lead with confidence. Make a difference in your world.

Act Six is a full-tuition, full-need urban leadership scholarship that prepares and empowers young people from urban communities to change their neighborhoods through education and leadership development. This program brings together a diverse, multicultural group of emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their home communities.

Full scholarships.  Act Six is the only urban leadership award that offers full scholarships. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, required fees, books and supplies, plus some or all of the cost of room and board —depending on financial need.

Leadership development. You’ll prepare to lead significant positive change in your community through ongoing mentoring and leadership development opportunities.

Preparation for success. You’ll participate in six months of intensive training with fellow Act Six scholars, equipping you to support each other, succeed academically, and grow as service-minded leaders.

Preparing Young Leaders to Serve Their Communities

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, we’ve partnered with the Twin Cities community organization Urban Ventures—a faith-based nonprofit that strives to break the cycle of generational poverty in Minneapolis—to bring the Act Six program to Bethel. Inspired by the sixth chapter in the book of Acts, the Act Six Program is designed to develop a diverse network of homegrown leaders who love their neighborhoods and are committed to building vibrant communities where everyone thrives. To prepare for success after graduation, students will receive financial support, academic guidance and preparation, mentoring, and ongoing leadership and community development opportunities throughout their time at Bethel under the care of the department of Intercultural Student Programs and Services.

How to Apply

  1. Find out if you’re eligible
  2. Start your application. The application deadline is early November.

Learn More

Are you interested in how Act Six workshow it started, or how it will prepare you to be a confident, effective leader and difference-maker in your community? Visit the Act Six website to learn more.