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Apply NOW! LEAD Global Summer Learning Institutes (GSLI)



We are now accepting applications for the 2023 LEAD Global Summer Learning Institute (GSLI) for current high school juniors. LEAD continues to be the preeminent high school to college to career diversity program today. You may share the attached flyers with your community to take advantage of applying and submitting their applications for an immersive learning opportunity that includes both industry and college experience.

LEAD GSLI provides diverse, high-achieving scholars with a unique opportunity to explore the fields of business/entrepreneurship, engineering and medicine/public health. Learn more about LEAD GSLI ! The 2023 LEADing for Life Global Summer Learning Institute (GSLI) is a 2.5-week hybrid program that will:

  • Engage scholars in an intense, hands-on curriculum with access to university partners & their collegiate faculty and admissions officers.

  • Incorporating case studies, business plans and team projects

  • Provide scholars with first-hand knowledge from business professionals through mentoring and corporate site visits.

  • Develop scholars' presentation and public speaking skills impart principles of responsible leadership

  • Engage scholars in cultural and social activities

Application Dates General Admissions: DEADLINE is April 1, 2023. Students can apply at: www.leadprogram.org/apply Summer Program Dates and Eligibility

  • GSLI - Virtual session July 6 & 7, July 8 (Combined Admissions Panel) followed by two weeks in residence at assigned host institution July 9 - 22, 2023, LEADing for Life Challenge

    • Current high school juniors (graduating in May/June 2024)


2023 Program Fees

  • LEAD GSLI will be $3200

We do offer a limited number of scholarships for accepted applicants with financial need. The scholarship award varies towards programming fees. Funds are limited and we cannot promise that a scholarship will be given. The awarding of scholarship funds is very competitive and set aside for those who have a financial need. Also, for consistency and fairness, we look at candidates for scholarship in order of submission. In order to be considered for a scholarship, students must meet the requirements to complete the scholarship form that is part of the LEAD GSLI application. GSLI Application Requirements: All applicants must first REGISTER before starting the application by going to leadprogram.org/apply. Next, on the Dashboard on the main page, select APPLY. On the payment page, students are required to pay a nonrefundable $50 application fee, in order to access the application. One Recommendation must be received in order to submit the application. You can save and continue your work but remember to submit your application before the deadline by April 1, 2023 at midnight PST. Applicants are required to complete three short essay responses, provide a resume, their most recent transcripts and a copy of PSAT/SAT or ACT scores and receive at least one recommendation. For their recommendations, applicants will need to invite and assign their recommenders to complete the recommendation forms. Recommenders will receive an invite through our application portal. Who should Apply? Qualifications required for GSLI applicants are current high school juniors who will be graduating in May/June 2024. Our most competitive applicants are more than just students—they are creative intellectuals, passionate people with multiple interests. Above all else, they are involved—in the classroom, in the community, and in the relentless pursuit of knowledge. An ideal candidate for the LEAD GSLI will be a well-rounded rising senior who exhibits an interest in exploring and advancing their knowledge within a diverse community. Expectations of LEAD GSLI, the curriculum is intensive, fast-paced and challenging. Scholars are expected to work hard, and the standards are high. All the cohorts specific to their assigned institution will contain experiential activities through applied learning facilitated by the college professors at their assigned host institution, case studies, corporate site visits that links scholars to corporate executives in a variety of industries, as well as prepare competitive pitch presentations for the LEADing for Life Challenge. The LEADing for Life Challenge is an opportunity for Scholars to compete for seed capital and coach to further develop their enterprise idea to make meaningful change in the world. If you have any additional questions related to the application, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can also visit our FAQs page. Please visit our website regarding our upcoming Interest Webinars for March 1, 2023. We encourage all interested students, families and counselors to attend and learn more about LEAD GSLI. Best regards, Michele Pickett Director of Admissions, LEAD GSLI Program Management LEAD Global Summer Learning Institutes APPLY NOW! Application Deadline is April 1, 2023

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