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Applying to NEW Leadership™ Texas

Applications are closed for 2021 - Check back next year.


Who should apply?

* Undergraduate women enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2020-2021, or are graduating in May 2021;
* 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.

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

For more information, please contact Nancy Ewert, Sr. Program Coordinator
Email or phone - 512-471-5680


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    Austin, Texas 78712