About the Program

The Act Six initiative believes that emerging urban leaders, with the right opportunity, support and inspiration, can combine their natural gifts and passion with a college education to create a new kind of bold, visionary leadership that will transform our campuses, our cities and our collective future.

Act Six identifies and rewards scholars who are passionate about learning, eager to foster intercultural relationships, willing to step out of their comfort zones, committed to serving those around them, and want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

For more information, please visit the Degrees of Change and Act Six websites.

Act Six scholars at PLU receive the following benefits pre, post, and throughout their time in the network:

TRAINING. Seven months of leadership development training, team-building and academic preparation with the Act Six cadre prior to beginning college.

SUPPORT. Group and individualized mentoring and support on the PLU campus and at home.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. Ongoing leadership and community development opportunities throughout college.

SCHOLARSHIP. In addition to financial aid, scholars will continue to contribute to the vision behind the Act Six initiative as deemed appropriate by the partnership between Degrees of Change (DoC), Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), and the Act Six Central Office.