The John Wooden Leadership Fellowship Application


UCLA Anderson seeks three students who embody Coach John Wooden's values-based leadership philosophy. Selected students will receive a $35,000 fellowship. Students interested in applying should be able to demonstrate leadership styles that espouse ethics, team spirit, skill, hard work and loyalty. Each applicant should possess an ability to manage change, have an unquenchable thirst for improvement, constant learning and innovation.


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In 2008, UCLA Anderson established the John Wooden Global Leadership Program to build upon Coach John Wooden’s legacy of leadership. The program consists of:

  • The John Wooden Global Leadership Award recognizes an exemplary leader who personifies Coach Wooden’s leadership philosophy.
    Past honorees have included: Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments; Reed Hastings, Founder & CEO, Netflix; Kevin Plank, Chairman & CEO, Under Armour; Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox; Paul E. Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm; Robert Iger, Chairman & CEO, Disney; Indra Nooyi, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo; Peter Ueberroth, Managing Director, Contrarian Group; Frederick Smith, President & CEO, FedEx; Ken Chenault, Chairman & CEO, American Express; and Howard Schultz, Chairman President & CEO, Starbucks.
  • The John Wooden Leadership Fellowship awards up to four $35,000 fellowships. These fellowships are funded from the proceeds generated from the annual John Wooden Global Leadership Award Dinner.