President's Leadership Council

Established in fall 2016, the President’s Leadership Council Scholarship Program provides students opportunities to learn more about themselves and how to be effective leaders through focused attention on leadership development, service and community. With skills gained in the first year, students continue to be actively involved and seek a variety of leadership roles during their time at the university.

Carine M. Feyten

Texas Woman’s is the #campuswithaheart, and so it is important for me to stay connected to the heart of the university—its students. Having a group like the President’s Leadership Council puts me in touch with students who see many facets of the university through an array of diverse lenses. I appreciate each opportunity I have to interact with PLC students and the energy they contribute.

Chancellor Carine M. Feyten

Eligibility Requirements

President’s Leadership Council scholarship applications submitted by the priority deadline will be evaluated in mid-January. Candidates who move forward in the process will be contacted towards the end of January to attend the Scholarship Invitational. Additionally, PLC candidates will be invited to a private reception with the Chancellor on the first evening of the Scholarship Invitational, Friday, Feb. 1. Following interviews, up to thirty students will be offered invitations to participate in the President’s Leadership Council.

If the PLC class does not fill after initial offers are made, applications submitted after the priority date but before the Mar. 15 deadline will be reviewed in late March and potential scholarship recipients will be contacted to conduct an interview.

  • First-time entering freshman student
  • Rank in the top 15 percent of your high school graduating class or equivalent academic merit
  • Demonstrated leadership in school and/or community

Scholarship Award

Students invited to participate in the President’s Leadership Council will receive a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to four years. This scholarship can be combined with other university awards including new student merit awards which range from $3,000-$1,200 and are renewable for up to four years.

Student Housing

Special housing accommodations have been made for the  President’s Leadership Council (PLC). Although students are not required to live on campus to participate in this program, those  who do live on campus will participate in the PLC Living Learning Community in Guinn Hall. Structured activities within the living learning community allow the group to connect and build lasting friendships. Commuter PLC students may be required to attend some of the living learning community activities.

Campus housing and Texas Woman’s University residency requirement information can be found on the University Housing website.

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