President’s Leadership Academy

PLA Application Process

Application requirements and deadlines for the prospective PLA student:

1. 2014 PLA Student Application

2. Two (2) Referrer's Recommendation Forms (to be completed by each referrer).

3. PLA Student Essay (Instructions for submission are below.)

Please answer each of the following questions:

  • Why do you want to be a member of the President's Leadership Academy?
  • What does being a socially responsbile leader mean to you?
  • If you had the opportunity to change something in your community, what would you change, why and how would you include others in the process?

Your answers should be typed (Times New Roman, 12 pt font), double spaced and should not exceed four pages. Please save your PLA student essay file using your full name. Please then email your essay submission to PLA Program Director, Laila McCloud at

Once your 2014 student application and student essay have been submitted, please have each of your two referrers complete and submit the referrer's recommendation formOnce your application is complete, you will be invited to participate in a phone interview. 

Mandatory Summer Session: Sunday, July 27th–Saturday, August 16th, 2014.
Students are required to live on campus during this entire time.

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