The N.E.W. (National Education for Women's) Leadership program is open to all undergraduate women in Oklahoma as well as Oklahoma residents attending a college or university outside the state. The 2019 N.E.W. Leadership program will be held May 15-19 on the Norman campus of The University of Oklahoma. The application is currently closed and will reopen in January 2020.
Each year, we select approximately thirty undergaduate students to participate in the program. While the program is offered at no cost to the participants, the application process is highly competitive. Students are chosen based on numerous factors including, but not limited to: individual leadership potential, maturity, ability to deal with challenges, capacity to reflect on one’s own personal strengths and weaknesses, special interests, unique characteristics or diverse experiences which contribute to the N.E.W. Leadership learning goals, interest in politics, public service or public policy, and a commitment to participate fully in the N.E.W. Leadership institute.