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Applying to NEW Leadership ™ Texas

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DEADLINE EXTENDED - Applications are due: April 28, 2023


Dates: May 31 - June 5

Who should apply?

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2022-2023, or are graduating in May 2023;
  • Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
  • All majors are welcome

Selection Criteria: 

NEW Leadership™ Texas selects students with the intent of creating a class of individuals who represent varied backgrounds and experiences. 

Five primary criteria guide the competitive selection process:

  • Individual leadership potential;
  • Maturity, ability to deal with challenges, and capacity to reflect on one’s own personal strengths and weaknesses;
  • Special interests, unique characteristics and/or diverse experiences which contribute to the NEW Leadership™ Texas learning goals;
  • Interest in politics, public service, or public policy; and
  • Commitment to participate fully in the NEW Leadership™ Texas institute.

Student Commitment

NEW Leadership™ Texas participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions.

For more information, please contact Ashley Berry at