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Emerging Leaders is for incoming freshmen only. Students admitted to the LEAP and TRiO program are not allowed to participate.

To ensure complete consideration, please apply by the priority deadline of Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 5 p.m. The final deadline to apply is Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Please complete each section of the form below and submit. All fields are required.

  Full Name:
  Student ID #:
  Home Address 1:
Home Address 2:
  Intended Major:
   Home Phone:
   Cell Phone:
   Winthrop Email:
  High School Attended:
  City of School Attended:
  State of School Attended:
   High School GPA
(on 4.0 scale):
  Select a T-shirt Size:
  Reference Name:
   Reference Phone Number:
  Which Orientation session will you be attending?
  Did you sign up for the Leadership Explorers Floor on your Housing Application?
  Would you be interested in living on the Leadership Explorers Floor if accepted into the program?


Applicants must attach a current resume outlining your work experience, volunteer experiences, and leadership experiences. This resume must be PDF. File size cannot be larger than 1.5 MB.

Attach resume here:



Application Question

Please watch the following 3.5-minute video called "Kid President’s 20 Things We Should Say More Often.".

After watching, please answer the following application question: What is one thing you think Leaders should say more often. Explain your reasoning using personal experiences or other real-life examples.

You can respond to the application question in one of two ways.

Option #1: Write a two-page response, double spaced, and save it as a PDF file (file size cannot be larger than 1.5 MB).

This essay must be PDF. File size cannot be larger than 1.5 MB.

Attach essay here:


Option #2: Please record and upload a video response (video cannot be longer than 4 minutes in length). You will have to upload your video response to Youtube and provide the link to it.


If you have any questions as you complete the application, please email or call 803/323-2248.

*NOTE: It is REQUIRED that students selected for this program be available to attend the Emerging Leader retreat at Winthrop Winthrop August 15-17 and also be available for classes every Monday and Wednesday during the Fall semester from 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Students who are selected will be placed in the LEAD 175 and ACAD 101 sections automatically.

**NOTE: An $85.00 Emerging Leader fee will be assessed to each selected participant tuition bill, which is used to cover expenses for retreat, shirt, programming, and early move-in.

***NOTE: Students may be asked to participate in a phone interview. If so, you will be contacted in advance to schedule one at your convenience.

Emerging Leaders
269 DiGiorgio Center
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2396 (Fax)
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