Second Point of Entry - Presidents Leadership Class (PLC)

The Second Point of Entry into The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) program is for rising sophomores, both continuing at CU and transfer students, with a strong academic record, leadership initiative, depth of commitment to their interests, and a desire to better their community. PLC is a rigorous leadership development program for students from any college or major. PLC prepares students for the challenges of our rapidly changing world by cultivating academic and professional excellence, critical thinking, creative problem solving, ethical reasoning, thoughtful implementation, and community involvement. Upon acceptance, scholars earn a one-year, $1000 scholarship. After their first year in the program, other scholarships available to PLC students only, become available for financial assistance.

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Presidents Leadership Class
Supplemental Questions
  1. How did you hear about the Presidents Leadership Class at CU Boulder?
  2. Please provide one recommendation (from a current instructor, teacher, professor, coach, supervisor, mentor, director, etc.) by entering their full name and email address.
  3. In this three part essay please (1) Identify which of PLC's core values—courage, connection, opportunity, and wisdom— resonates with your own values and why - give examples? (2) How will you align your personal values with those of our organization to design a service project aimed at fostering positive change within your community, local, state, national or international? (3) Outline the steps you would take to design the project and implement this social change. Please include any obstacles you anticipate and how you plan to overcome them.
  4. In this two-part question, first, state a strong opinion that you hold on a relevant global issue and synthesize your values and how they inform your position. In the second part, argue the same issue from the perspective of someone who disagrees with you, and analyze the possible values and arguments that might inform their side of the issue.
  5. We would like you to share a particular accomplishment of which you are very proud. Examples of this may be a dance performance, an instrumental recital, a debate, a speech, a piece of artwork you created, photography, etc. This does not include lengthy written papers (research, thesis, etc.) However, written pieces including shorter papers, poems, plays, music compositions, etc. are welcome.