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Applying to NEW Leadership™ Texas

Applications are now open. Click here for the online application.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020.

Who should apply?

* Undergraduate women enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2019-2020, or are graduating in May 2020;
* Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
* All majors are welcome;
* Women of color and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

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.


NEW Leadership™ Texas is free to attend. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program. Each participating college and university will be asked by the student to contribute a $500 program fee to help offset programming costs. NEW Leadership™ Texas will invoice your school once you have been accepted.

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 Nancy Ewert, Sr. Program Coordinator
Email or phone - 512-471-5680


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