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 prestigious 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 the one-year, $1000 scholarship. After their first year in the program, other scholarships available to PLC students only, become available to scholars for financial assistance.

Presidents Leadership Class
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide one current instructor, teacher, professor, coach, supervisor, mentor, director, etc. recommendation by entering their *full name and email address* - double check the exact spelling of the email you enter. Make sure this person has seen your demonstrated leadership and knows your potential. Please ask this person to give you their EXACT email address for the recommendation.
  2. What big question drives you? Why? [e.g. What is the meaning of life? (do not use this example)] (350 word limit)
  3. “An average person is lied to from 10 to 200 times a day—mostly just to keep a conversation going, avoid conflict, or to establish a connection with someone” - Pamela Meyer (Described by Readers Digest as “the nation’s best-known expert on lying”) If we can be conveniently honest to benefit ourselves or another, what other virtues might we take more lightly and why? (350 word limit)
  4. Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Please watch her Ted Talk: The Danger of a Single Story and respond to the following questions. Is there a single story that surrounds you? How have you, or would you, prove it wrong? (500 word limit)
  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 written papers (research, thesis, etc.). Your upload can be a video, a porfolio, a pdf file, etc. Please provide the online link to showcase your chosen example. (If you do not have an online platform you are currently using, please use the free platform and provide the link.)