Encore Program Application Information

(formerly Senior Leadership Montgomery)

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. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact marquise.mckine@leadermont.org, or call (301) 881-3333.

Encore Program Application Requirements

  1. Live in Montgomery County
  2. Be planning to retire from full-time work within the calendar year or have retired within the last five years
  3. Be willing to give their time, energy, and expertise to volunteer/community service
  4. Complete and submit an application for the Encore Program

Attendance Policy

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 sessions is 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.

Financial Aid

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 application submission 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 form can be found below or in the application form. It MUST submitted with program application form.

Download Tuition Assistance Form

Application Fees

There is a $50 fee to apply to the SLM Program.
If you have previously applied to the SLM program, the fee is $25

Participants will submit their fees with their application

Application fees are non-refundable.

Sample Application

Want to print and view the application questions ahead of time?

Download SAMPLE Application

Session Dates

  • Friday, Sept 29, 2023
  • Friday, Nov. 03, 2023
  • Friday, Jan 12, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024*
  • Friday, May 10, 2024

*Joint session with CORE and Emerging Leaders

Sessions typically occur from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at sites throughout Montgomery County.

Ready to apply?

Start Encore Application

Encore 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.