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Application and Admission

Vitito Fellows are selected from among outstanding undergraduate students pursuing majors in the Scott L. Carmona College of Business at SVSU (or in exceptional cases students that have declared a Business minor). To be eligible, the students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of application to the program, including some core business courses. (Generally, candidates will apply in the Fall of their junior year). No prior leadership training is required for this program.

Candidates must commit to three consecutive semesters of course work, co-curricular activities, and global travel experience in order to be admitted. Prior to applying to the program, students should confirm that they meet all requirements for travel outside of the United States. International students should consult with the Office of Advanced Studies & International Student Services. Failing to provide a proof of eligibility to travel internationally may disqualify an applicant from the program.

All candidates must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential, and a commitment to community service/involvement. Applications must be accompanied by an essay explaining the applicant’s personal and professional goals, as well as his or her performance and potential as a leader. In addition, applicants must submit a resume listing three references with contact information. References must include at least one academic and one non-academic source.

Vitito Fellows are interviewed by a Selection Committee chaired by the Dean of the Scott L. Carmona College of Business. This committee will make recommendations to the University President. Final selection of Vitito Fellows will be made by the SVSU Foundation Board, upon recommendation of the University President.

The Program Oversight Committee is responsible for selecting members of the Selection Committee. Members of the Program Oversight Committee may also serve on the Selection Committee.

Vitito Fellows are selected on the basis of academic ability, character, leadership experience or potential for leadership (in a University or non-University setting), and demonstrated concern for and willingness to give back to the community. The following are required for application:

  1. Minimum GPA of 2.8.
  2. An application essay.
  3. A resume listing three references with contact information (at least one academic and one non-academic)
  4. An interview by the Selection Committee

Vitito Fellows will be selected in the Fall semester prior to the start of the program.

Application Procedure

IMPORTANT: the deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Applications must be submitted online here. Login using your SVSU username and password and search for "VGLI-Vitito Global Leadership Institute."

Contact Us

Oversight Committee Chair

Kevin Meyer


Dr. Jayati Ghosh


CCB 302