NEW Leadership Nevada 2016 Application Now Available
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  • NEW Leadership Nevada 2017 Applicants

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    NEW Leadership Nevada 2017 Program Eligibility
    Any college student enrolled in a Nevada college or university is eligible to apply, including students who graduated at the end of the fall semester or in spring. Nevada residents attending a school outside Nevada are also eligible. You do not need to be a political science major or be involved in formal political roles (e.g., student government) to be considered. We encourage students with a variety of interests and backgrounds to apply because we believe that everyone who attends benefits in some way; academic and cultural diversity make NEW Leadership Nevada an even more enriching and impactful program.

    NEW Leadership Nevada 2017 Program Calendar
    • Applications open December 1, 2016 and will be accepted through February 28, 2017
    • Notification of acceptance begins March 31, 2017
    • Summer Institute is Monday-Saturday, June 5 – 10, 2017 on the UNLV campus (required on-campus housing provided)

    Important Note
    If you are accepted as a member of the NEW Leadership Nevada Class of 2017, you must agree to attend the entire program from June 5 – 10, 2017. You must agree to reside in the residence halls on campus at UNLV (check-in Monday morning, check-out Saturday afternoon), and attend all program sessions—exceptions are not made, as this time exemplifies the immersion experience that is NEW Leadership. Additionally, your participation in NEW Leadership is subsidized by community partners and participating higher education institutions. You must also agree to work with the Program to acquire a subsidy of $500 to assist with the costs of the Program.

    To apply online, please click HERE.

    Application Checklist
     1. Completed application form
     2. Personal Essay
     3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
     4. Follow up email to

    Completed applications may be forwarded via email ( or USPS mail (address below). We look forward to receiving your application!

    Questions are welcome. Please contact:

    NEW Leadership Nevada
    Women’s Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    Phone: 702-895-2902

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    Featuring Restaurateur and Philanthropist Jenna Morton
    Blasco Event Wing, UNLV Foundation
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway
    Thursday, June 8, 2017
    Reception at 5:00pm
    Dinner and Program at 6:00pm

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083

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