Emerging Leaders Application Information
Please read below for more information regarding the application process. Once viewed, please click the link at the bottom of this page to begin the application. Program and tuition assistance applications are due no later than April 21, 2023.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (301) 881-3333
EL Application Requirements
- Be a rising leader within their organization or industry and either live or work in Montgomery County
- Have the full support AND expressed permission to apply from the organization for whom the participant works
- Complete and submit an application for the EL Program
- Submit 2 letters of recommendation by April 21, 2023
You will be required to submit 2 reference letters along with your application. Reference letters may come from your supervisor, client, colleague or any non-relative who can speak to your leadership experience and character. Please start thinking about who you will ask to write your reference letters early, so they have ample time to submit their letters and not delay the submission of your application. Please ask the people you have chosen to send their reference letters to you. You will then upload them directly at the end of your Emerging Leaders application. There is no reference letter form or template to fill out.
- Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
- Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
- Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
- *No December Session
- Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024
- *No February Session
- Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2024
- Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024
- Thursday, May 16, 2024
Sessions are on Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at sites throughout Montgomery County.
Tuition assistance is available on a sliding scale based on personal income level. If you are interested in applying for tuition assistance please complete the form below and submit it along with the required tax forms when you submit your application. Tuition assistance applications received after the application is submitted will not be considered.
Your request for tuition assistance in no way influences the selection process and is totally confidential. Each request will be reviewed independent of the selection process and will have no effect on selection.
Tuition assistance forms can be found in the program application and below. Forms must be submitted with the program application.
No more than 10 hours of excused absences are permitted in the event of a substantiated emergency or serious illness. Any participant who has an unexcused absence or who misses more than 10 hours for whatever reason will be asked to withdraw from the program. Attendance at the Opening and Closing Session are mandatory. If you know in advance that you are likely to miss more than 2 of the session dates listed below, you should consider postponing your application until a future year.
There is a $65 fee to apply to the EL Program.
If you’ve applied for the EL Program in the past, the fee is $25.
Participants will submit their fees with their application
Application fees are non-refundable.
Emerging Leaders Application FAQs
All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted by the end of June 2023
Yes, but you must hit “save and continue later” at the bottom of the page, otherwise your work will not be saved. The form does NOT auto-save.
Once you hit “save and continue later”, you will be emailed a link to come back to your application. You will want to save the link as this is your only entry to your partially completed application.
Yes. You can download a PDF of the sample application here.