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President's Emerging Leaders Program

Thank you for your interest in the President's Emerging Leaders Program, otherwise known as PELP.

Students who are admitted into the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) have, by the time of their application to Austin Peay, already demonstrated significant achievements as leaders and scholars.

Who can apply?

High school seniors who plan to enter Austin Peay as freshman in the fall of 2018 can now apply to PELP. To be considered for PELP, you must:

The PELP online application for first-year students who will enter Austin Peay in the fall of 2019 is now available. Please complete the application below.

The deadline to apply is 15 January, 2019.

Please supply first name, middle initial, and last name.
Please provide your current mailing address.
Please provide a current phone number
Please provide your preferred email address
Please supply the name and e-mail address for one reference.
Please list all leadership activities in which you have engaged during your high school years.
Please answer the following questions in 500-700 words, and send your answers as an attachment in an email to

1.  What qualities must one have in order to be an effective leader?

2.  Describe a situation in which you took a position of leadership that was not in an organizational structure. For example, you saw someone being bullied and took some sort of action.

3.  Describe the path that led you to seek admission to the President's Emerging Leaders Program?

4.  What goals do you hope to accomplish by participating in the program?
Please supply the name of the high school from which you graduated.