President's Leadership Academy

The Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy (PLA) is a four-year leadership development and scholarship program that engages scholars in classes, workshops, experiential learning and community service activities.  


Your support provides PLA scholars with unique experiences to learn and achieve true leadership abilities. The PLA is committed to preparing students to lead with integrity through passionate and talented servant leadership. Students have the opportunity to connect with and be mentored by BGSU faculty, staff and key leaders so they can achieve excellence both inside and outside the classroom.



The PLA has been a great support system throughout my college career. PLA has provided infinite resources for the betterment of my education. I am grateful for the opportunity to gain leadership experience and foster spaces on campus for other students of color to excel.

Jauntez Bates, PLA scholar

Recent Alumni Match
Congratulations! We have unlocked $1,000 in matching support from Becky Kocher.
$1,000 MATCHED
Attention students! What BGSU cause would you support with $500?
Congratulations to the Freddie and Frieda Falcon Support Scholarship and the Department of Entrepreneurship for receiving the $500 donations as part of the #OneDay500 challenge!
Grad Year Challenge
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 and 2009 for having the most donors on #BGSUOneDay. Thank you for your support!
Graduation Year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2016 33
2 2009 33
3 2010 30
4 2017 26
5 2015 25
6 2008 23
7 2014 23
8 2013 21
9 2012 21
10 2011 21
11 2018 17
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