Prospective Students

                                                        

The application cycle for the INVST Community Leadership Program is now closed. Please check back in early November 2015 to apply to be in the class of 2016-2018.

 

THE INVST COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IS ... 4 semesters of inspiring academic work across multiple disciplines, 6 hours per week of meaningful community service outside the classroom, 4 enlightening leadership skills seminars. 

INVST students participate in 2 month-long summer service-learning experiences, one focused on energy, power and environmental sustainability; and one focused on immigration, economic globalization, human rights and social justice.

INVST students serve as interns with community-based organizations during their first INVST year, and they collectively research, design and implement community leadership projects during their second INVST year.

CHANGE YOUR LIFE, WHILE LEARNING TO CHANGE THE WORLD, IN INVST.

 

WHO MAY APPLY?

The INVST Community Leadership Program is an opportunity for CU undergraduates from all majors and minors. You may be a freshman, sophomore, or junior when you apply, as long as you plan to be in Boulder for two consecutive years, through May of 2017.

WHAT IS THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS? 

Interested students must submit a completed application in November 2015. An interview will be granted to all applicants who meet the minimum criteria. Interviews will be conducted by one INVST Community Leadership Program student, and one staff member or alumni. Applicants will receive admissions notification after their interview, and the INVST class of 2016-2018 will be admitted in April, 2016.

WHAT KIND OF FINANCIAL COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED?

NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FROM THE INVST COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR LACK OF FUNDS. We offer multiple scholarship opporunities, including TWO tuition scholarships for which only INVST Community Leadership Program students are eligible.

Students in the INVST Community Leadership Program have two financial obligations. The Summer Program Activity Fee is paid by each individual: $1,500 per person is due in June 2015 to cover the costs of your participation in the month-long Domestic Summer Service-Learning Experience. $1,500 per person will be due in June 2016 to cover the costs of the month-long International Summer Service-Learning Experience. But these fees will be waived or decreased if you and your family are unable to pay in full. FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATE NEED!

Scholarship Application  HERE is the additional form to fill out if you would like to be considered for a scholarship.

WHERE SHOULD THE APPLICATION TO THE INVST COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM BE RETURNED?

You may e-mail the application to sabrina.sideris@colorado.edu or hand-deliver it to the INVST Community Studies office at 1201 17th Street, Suite 11 (next to the Armory on University Avenue, across the street from the back of Macky Auditorium). You may also e-mail it to sabrina.sideris@colorado.edu or mail it to INVST Community Studies, 471 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309.

INVST COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM INCLUSION COMMITMENT:

We actively seek and support the participation of individuals and communities that reflect diversity of ability status, age, color, ethnicity, gender, gender variance, life experience, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and veteran status.

ACADEMIC BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING:

Earn the Leadership Studies Minor from CU-Boulder, or the Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership!

For more information, please see the following web site: Newton Chair in Leadership, http://www.colorado.edu/newtonleadershipchair/

For more information, contact us at 303-492-7719 or invst@colorado.edu.