Dr. Max E. Douglas Servant Leadership Award


  • Must be a junior or senior who has attained at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to Business Management majors
  • A student of high character
  • Demonstrated community service experience particularly with off-campus stakeholders
  • Student must understand the importance of personal and professional ethical decision making
  • Student must emulate the ideas of servant leadership in accordance with the ISU Alliance for Servant Leadership: transformation, personal growth, enabling environment, service, trusting relationships, creating commitment, community-building and nurturing the spirit.
  • Applicants must write brief statement about their ideas of servant leadership and examples of their practice of it since they have been at Indiana State when applying for this scholarship.

Donor Profile

Max E. Douglas, Professor Emeritus, joined the College of Business as a faculty member in 1968. Dr. Douglas received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University followed by his Doctorate in Education from Indiana University. Throughout his tenure in the Scott College of Business, Dr. Douglas has taught a variety of topics, including organizational behavior, small business management and entrepreneurship, leadership and organizational change, and business ethics. His research has focused on eustress, teaching and learning styles and ethics in the workplace, among other areas. A recipient of the first Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Business and the university's Caleb Mills Distinguished teaching award, he also authored books and various magazine articles.

Past Recipients

  • Alayna Aparicio, Zachary Lane, 2020
  • Rebecca Hallisey, 2013
  • Roger Heitzman, 2012

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