NEW Leadership Texas: Apply by April 3rd

NEW Leadership is a national non-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics. There are NEW Leadership programs in about 25 states. NEW Leadership Texas has been at UT since 2012.

NEW Leadership Texas is a six-day residential summer institute sponsored by UT’s Center for Women’s & Gender Studies that educates college students about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.

Who should apply?

  •     Undergraduate students enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2022-2023, or are graduating in May 2023;
  •     Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
  •     All majors are welcome

My name is Ashley Berry, and I am the Senior Administrative Program Coordinator at the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. We will be hosting NEW Leadership Texas on campus from May 31 to June 5. 

NEW Leadership Texas brings together college students from across the political spectrum to the UT Austin campus each year to discuss the roles of women in leadership and politics. The program exposes participants to new ideas and opportunities as they consider their future careers.

Participation in NEW Leadership Texas does have a program fee of $500. However, if funding for the fee cannot be obtained from the school or department, we have scholarships available.

The application can be found here (Due April 3):

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