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  • Application Information

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  • Educational Information

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  • References

  • Two references are required and are to be submitted electronically through the Leadership Howard County website. It is your responsibility to reach out to your references, instruct them to visit the LHC website and submit the form online. Reference forms are due March 11, 2021. Please use one school related (e.g. teacher, coach, administrator, counselor, etc.) and the other community/personal (e.g. employer, volunteer activity, faith-based, youth group, neighbor, or other non-school related). RELATIVES ARE NOT CONSIDERED AN APPROPRIATE REFERENCE.

  • Essay Questions

  • Please describe the most important activity (or activities) in which you have participated during the last four years. Why do you consider this/these activity(ies) important? If you have not had the opportunity to participate in activities, please tell us why not? (i.e. time, transportation, financial reasons, etc.)
  • Describe any part-time job experience (paid or volunteer) and/or your family responsibilities. Briefly describe what is involved and what you have gained from this experience.
  • Describe your responsibilities (other than class work). How will you incorporate your other activities and responsibilities with your Leadership U commitment? Consider your time commitments and other responsibilities.
  • What are three strengths/talents that you have and give examples of how you demonstrate them.
  • Who is your hero or heroine (someone you admire) and why?
  • Applications are due on Thursday, March 11, 2021. References ~ please be sure to follow up with your selected references and confirm that they have completed and electronically submitted the Reference Form. References are due to Leadership Howard County no later than March 11, 2021. If you are applying for tuition assistance – you must submit a tuition assistance form with your application, which is available on the LHC website (www.leadershiphc.org). Applying for tuition assistance does not influence the selection process. If you have any questions, please contact Nikole McWright at (410) 730-4474 ext. 116 or via email [email protected]

    I certify that all information has been provided personally, by myself, and is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I am currently a high school student in the 10th grade and live or attend school in Howard County, Maryland. I understand that Leadership U is a four month hands-on learning experience. This includes a one- week MANDATORY summer program (July 25, 2021-July 30, 2021), followed by regularly scheduled meetings (usually bi-weekly on Sunday afternoons) through December, 2021. If selected, I agree to attend all the meetings, take an active role in my team project and pay the tuition cost of $995 (tuition assistance available).

  • By typing your full name you are formally submitting your application to Leadership U and are agreeing to the terms indicated herein.
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