Nomination Process

We believe exposure and development are the correct methods to pipeline more first-generation and diverse leaders into the workforce and leading academic programs. During our three-year cohort program, we focus on long-term development and preparation for effective social and professional engagement.  Once our student leaders graduate college, they will be prepared to enter top graduate/professional schools and lead at their best potential.

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The Leadership Brainery seeks students who:

  • Are innovative leaders and change agents in their colleges and/or communities

  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity within their school and/or community

  • Show dedication to hard work, equity, justice, leadership, and unity

  • Demonstrate interest in graduate/professional school

  • Are interested in graduate/professional school

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To be eligible, a college freshman must:

  • Be nominated by at least one of the following:

    • a college official (Administrator, Faculty, or Staff)

    • a community-based organization

    • a peer

    • or, themselves (explanation required).

  • Nominated student must be completing freshmen year in college (fellows must also have completed one year of education at an accredited 4-year college/university by the beginning of the fellowship program in July 2019)

  • Nominated student must be a diverse (racial/ethnic minority) and/or first-generation college student

  • Nominated student must be an active member of a student or community organization

  • Nominator must fully complete Nomination Form. See instructions here.


Selection Process (Rolling recruitment)

  1. January 10, 2019 - Nomination of student leaders for The LB NIS Fall 2019 starts

  2. March 1, 2019 - Phase 1: Select students are invited to submit Personal Statement and Proof of Leadership (New Nominations are still accepted)

  3. May 1, 2019 - Select students are invited to Phase 2 - video interview with The LB

  4. June 14, 2019 - Nomination of student leaders ends

  5. June 25, 2019 - Student application closes

  6. June 30, 2019 - Last day to submit academic transcript

  7. July 25, 2019 - Fellows are selected to join The Leadership Brainery 2019 Cohort

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