Costs: Given the generosity of our sponsors, NEW Leadership Ohio pays for all program costs, including lodging, breakfast and dinner. NEW Leadership students are responsible for lunch on one occasion and travel costs in getting to and from the program in Columbus, Ohio. Given the immense efforts put forth to fully fund each NEW Leadership student, accepted students cannot defer program enrollment.
Eligibility: NEW Leadership Ohio is open to women enrolled in any Ohio 2-year or 4-year college or university, or Ohio residents attending school outside of the state. Preference is given to undergraduate women. Participants represent different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as a variety of academic majors, ages and interests.
Selection Criteria: Campus and Community Affiliations - Has campus/community affiliations with evidence of active involvement. Leadership - Evidence that colleagues see the applicant as a leader; passion for ideals is evident. World View – Evidence that applicant understands and is sensitive to community or world challenges. Strengths and Special Abilities - Articulation of an array of strengths that indicate good personal insight; provides evidence of meeting challenges and growing from experiences. Diversity - Evidence of contributing to diversity; demonstrates value for diversity.
Personal Statement – Written statement is well-written, free of spelling and grammatical errors.
Personal Goals - Articulated goals are consistent with what NEW Leadership program can offer; sees NEW Leadership program as being of value to her.