Leadership Education Program

Leadership Education Program

Gain practical leadership experience while earning an associate’s degree. The Leadership Education Program (LEP) at MMI was designed specifically for those students who wish to enroll at MMI without incurring a military service obligation. These cadets realize that military training offers them something extra. This added bonus is an opportunity to live a disciplined lifestyle while gaining practical experience in leadership and organizational management. LEP cadets at MMI enjoy a “best of both worlds” atmosphere. Cadets learn within the framework of a military academy environment while preparing for civilian careers.

LEP cadets benefit significantly from the challenging academic program and mentorship which have become the hallmark of Marion Military Institute.  The LEP is an excellent program for students who desire a structured environment that encourages self-discipline.  Many scholarship athletes enter this program.


LEP Requirements:

• 16 ACT or 860 SAT
• 2.0 GPA



Don’t Just Take Our Word for It, Take Theirs…


“My time at MMI in the Leadership Education Program and as a part of the MMI baseball team has helped shape me into the man I am today.
MMI has given me the opportunity to further my education at Auburn University which has ultimately, led to leadership and academic scholarships.
The experiences and friendships made at MMI will always be close to my heart.”

-Weston Hopkins, LEP Class of 2017, Member of MMI Baseball Team


“My time at MMI, completing the Leadership Education Program has been nothing short of spectacular! The new friends and connections I made will last a lifetime.
The Leadership Education Program allowed me to gain insight not only to the military but also to leadership, honor, and service.”

-Kalen Early, LEP Class of 2017