A note from NEW Leadership Texas:
If you are interested in having a greater representation of women in elected office and/or are considering a career in politics, policymaking, or public service, you should apply to this weeklong residential summer institute.
NEW Leadership™ Texas is a national non-partisan program developed to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics. NEW Leadership™ Texas educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.
Who Can Apply?
▪ Undergraduate women enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2018-2019, or are graduating in May 2019;
▪ Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
▪ All majors are welcome;
▪ Women of color and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.
Whether or not you think you want to run for elected office, if you would like to create positive change in your community, YOU SHOULD APPLY!
Approximately 35 undergraduates representing a variety of universities, majors, class years, ethnicities, geographic locations, economic, and personal backgrounds will be selected to participate.
No Cost To You!
There is no direct cost to students. All program materials, meals, and lodging are provided. However, as part of the application process you will be required to request $500 from your school for the program fee.
Thanks to our generous donors, we do have a limited number of scholarships available for students who are unable to obtain funding from their schools.
Women’s involvement in elective office, public policy, and all aspects of public service is a matter of justice and equity and is imperative for a vital democracy. We should all care deeply about the lack of women in political leadership roles both in the United States and globally. Women possess new perspectives and values that can revitalize and transform public debates and policy.
For questions, please contact
Sr. Program Coordinator
Center for Women’s & Gender Studies
The University of Texas at Austin