Olivet College

KBB Scholars

The Olivet College Women’s Leadership Institute (OCWLI) is pleased to present the Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars Program as a focal point of deep engagement for a select group of women student leaders at Olivet College.

This unique and comprehensive leadership program seeks to energize, engage and unite women students and mentors as they create a clear and compelling path to a successful and fulfilling future as tomorrow’s leaders. The Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars Program is designed to deeply connect these women scholars with their academic, career and civic passions and prepare them to be exceptional citizens and employees or graduate/professional students upon graduation.


In the spirit of our first three graduates as the women who came before them, today’s Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars learn to embrace their unique qualities and develop the confidence and courage to rise above the rest to become confident, influential and successful women who boldly seek and achieve their dreams.


Throughout their four years of study, Keyes-Barber-Benedict Scholars will amass an extensive body of knowledge and experience that will benefit them throughout their studies as well on their job search or graduate/professional school applications. They will gain a greater sense of self, develop leadership skills and self confidence, and build their capacity to face down fears, persevere and succeed. They will be inspired to become the leaders every organization seeks and every employer wants.


All individuals who identify as a woman and who earned a 3.0 or higher GPA in high school are eligible to apply to the Keyes-Barber-Benedict (KBB) Scholars Program at Olivet College. Start the process by clicking on the link below.

Women’s Leadership Institute Coordinator/Recruiter

Jamilia Johnson

In her role the Olivet College Women’s Leadership Institute Coordinator, Jamilia aims to guide young women in their journey of personal growth and leadership development. In addition, Jamilia works directly with our Women’s Leadership Institute Keyes-Baber-Benedict Scholars Program, a vibrant and engaging women’s leadership program that provides educational and personal growth opportunities for its members. Jamilia holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and is passionate about working with students on their journey to self-discovery and professional advancement.

As a woman undergraduate student in a traditionally male dominated STEM field, I have had the opportunity to develop confidence within my profession. As a first generation college student, I value the importance of opportunity for all. I love to help young women find their voice, develop their leadership qualities, and make valuable connections that will support them in their studies and post-graduation. The Olivet College Women’s Leadership Institute helps young women build self-confidence, and creates a safe space for members to learn about themselves while learning from each other, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

Jamilia Johnson

Women’s Leadership Institute Coordinator/Recruiter, Olivet College

Contact Us

For more scholarship information, please contact Jamilia Johnson at JamJohnson@olivetcollege.edu or 269.749.7667.

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