NEW LeadershipNew Jersey Application

National Education for Women’s Leadership, or NEW Leadership™ (NEWL), is a statewide college women’s public leadership training program at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers-New Brunswick. This six-day residential summer institute educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives, introduces them to successful women leaders, and provides them with the tools to become more involved in the political process.

With the recent shift in public focus towards the representation of women in American politics, CAWP’s mission of promoting greater knowledge about women's participation in politics and government and its over four decades of analyzing and interpreting women’s participation in American politics have provided a foundation and context for our current times. CAWP’s education and outreach programs, such as NEW Leadership™, translate its cutting-edge research findings into action, providing NEW Leadership™ participants with the opportunity to learn from scholars and affiliates of CAWP and gain access to its many resources.

The NEW Leadership™ New Jersey summer institute is a non-partisan, six-day residential program that will take place June 6-11, 2019 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During the summer institute, students meet women leaders, learn about women in American politics, and develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops, and hands-on projects. After the summer institute, participants become part of NEWL’s national network of distinguished alumnae.

Cost

NEW Leadership™ is supported by donations from corporate sponsors and individuals that cover some of the program costs. Each participating college and university is asked to pay a $500 program fee per student. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program. There is no direct cost to the students.

Applicants are required to provide contact information for a faculty or staff member at their school who will agree to assist them in obtaining funding for the NEW Leadership™ program fee.  A limited number of scholarships will be available to students who are unable to obtain sponsorship from their schools.

Eligibility

NEW Leadership™ New Jersey is open to undergraduate students (with the exception of first-year students) enrolled for the 2018-2019 academic year in any New Jersey college or university, as well as New Jersey residents enrolled in out-of-state schools. CAWP is committed to including women from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds in each NEW Leadershipprogram. We strongly encourage women of color, nontraditional college women, and students majoring in fields outside political science to apply.

Commitment

NEW Leadership™New Jersey participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live on campus during the entire program June 6-11, 2019. If you are accepted you will be required to acknowledge and agree to meet these requirements.

Accepted students are required to confirm their intention to attend, at which point the school will be billed for the $500 program fee. Rutgers University cannot offer a refund in the event that a student does not attend the program.

Applications and recommendation letters must be received by Wednesday, February 27, 2019. 




Online Application
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Permanent Address

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Personal Background
(Note: Completing this section is voluntary, we ask that you answer these questions to the best of your ability as it helps us in understanding the demographics of our students and alumnae.)

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 List any political science or women’s studies courses that you have taken. Include the semesters during which classes were taken (ex: Fall ’17).*

  
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Essay questions
(Please answer each essay question in the text box provide. Each essay question must be  500 words min. - 1,000 words max.)

1. Please discuss a political experience you have engaged in, either in a classroom, a community activity, or with an organization. Why was this important to you? What did you learn from this experience?*

2. Why do you want to participate in NEW Leadership™ New Jersey? How do you believe you will benefit from participating in the program? How do you believe will the program benefit from having you as a selected participant?*

References
Provide the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for two references.
(At least one reference must be a college faculty or staff member. Please have that reference additionally provide a letter of recommendation by Wednesday, February 27th to christabel.cruz@rutgers.edu. The subject of that email should be “Letter of Rec_Your Name”)

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Program fee
Each participating college and university is asked to pay a program fee of $500 per student. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program. There is no direct cost to the students. A limited number of scholarships are available to students who are unable to obtain sponsorship from their school.

Please provide the contact information for a faculty or staff member who has agreed to sponsor you or assist you in obtaining funding for the program fee:

 
So that we can improve our program outreach, please tell us where you heard about NEW Leadership™.

 
NEW Leadership™ New Jersey participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live in residence at the Rutgers university Inn during the entire program for 5 nights and 6 days. In completing this application, you acknowledge that you are aware of these requirements and agree, if accepted, to make every effort to meet this commitment. Your signature below indicates that you are signing this application.

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