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Application Deadline Extended for NEW Leadership™ Texas

Fri, March 16, 2012
Application Deadline Extended for NEW Leadership™  Texas

New Deadline is April 8

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies brings you a powerful and inspirational summer program geared specifically for college women who aspire to become leaders! This six-day program serves to help women in college gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become innovators in the world of politics, public policy, and public service. NEW Leadership™ Texas will network you with women leaders who, like yourself, are on a path of discovery toward their highest potential. Women leaders will lead the program and share their insights to inspire you to unlock the possibilities of your future. Each year, a diverse group of women from colleges and universities across Texas will be exclusively selected to attend NEW Leadership™ Texas.

At NEW Leadership™ Texas, you will:

  • Meet successful women leaders;
  • Develop leadership skills;
  • Learn how to make change through politics;
  • Network with diverse, dynamic women.


Who should apply?
Undergraduate women enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2012-2013;
Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
All majors are welcome;
Women of color and non-traditional students are encoiiuraged to apply.

Each participating college and university is asked to pay a $500 program fee per student, so there is no direct cost to students. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program.

Applicants are asked to provide contact information for a faculty or staff member at their school who agrees to assist them in obtaining funding for the NEW Leadership™Texas program fee, should they be selected for the program.

Scholarships will be available to students who are unable to obtain sponsorship from their schools.

We encourage students to take the initiative to find these funds, and consider this to be the beginning of their training for the institute.

Our Commitment
We are committed that our participant body is diverse in race, ethnicity, socieconomic status, age, ability, sexual orientation and educational background. We strongly encourage women of color, nontraditional college women, women with disabilities, lesbian, bi-sexual, queer and transgendered women and women majoring in fields outside political science to apply.

Student Commitment
NEW Leadership™ Texas participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live in the residence halls during the entire program.
For more information, please contact:
New Leadership Texas


Click here for the Application

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