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Directions Program

Incoming first-year residential students have the chance to apply for one of 40 coveted spots in the Directions cohort. Directions students receive a yearly $1,000 scholarship, live in suite-style housing, meet with a peer-mentor, take leadership courses, and complete community service projects across their 4 years at Doane.

Membership includes:

  • The $1000 Hansen Fellows Scholarship, awarded each of the 4 years you attend Doane.
  • Living in suite with other Directions students inside Hansen Leadership Hall (guaranteed for the 1st year)
  • A one-on-one pairing with a Directions Mentor who will meet with you weekly during your first year at Doane.
  • Taking 1 leadership course with other Directions students during each of your first 4 semesters at Doane.
  • Connections to service opportunities at partner nonprofit organizations in Crete, Lincoln, and Saline County.

How to join:

  • Apply and be admitted to Doane University.
  • Have a 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Complete the Directions- Hansen Leadership Program Application by the deadline. The application includes a resume, an essay, a personal reference, and a video introduction. Applicants then must complete a zoom interview by the deadline.

Directions Cohort Scholarship ExpectationS (PDF)

For all questions, please contact Quint Geis at [email protected]

Bulldog Award

The Hansen Leadership Program presents the Zenon C. R. Hansen Bulldog Award to two graduating seniors in the Directions cohort who have demonstrated superior achievement in leadership.

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