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.

Continuing Scholar Requirements

The President’s Leadership Council scholarship is awarded to first-time incoming freshman students. The scholarship can be renewed for up to four years.

Academic Requirements

All first-year students at TWU enroll in a first-year experience course. PLC students are enrolled in a special/designated first-year experience course with a special focus on leadership. Enrollment and completion of a specific course for the spring semester is also required. To date, courses have included Professional Presentation Strategies and Global Issues and Trends.

All scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Living Learning Community

Although PLC students are not required to live on campus, first-year students who reside on campus will be placed in the President’s Leadership Council living learning community where structured activities allow the group to connect and build relationships. Commuter PLC students may be required to attend some of the living learning community activities.

President's Leadership Council Student Organization

The President’s Leadership Council Student Organization provides opportunities for service and engagement. Students should actively participate in the student organization. Various opportunities for leadership are available.


Incoming PLC students will attend a retreat in September. The retreat is generally held over a 2-day period including Friday and Saturday.


Each semester students will be required to complete a minimum of one service activity. The PLC Student Organization service chair will organize various hands-on and sponsored activities. Additionally, PLC students serve as volunteers for important campus events throughout their time at the university. The incoming class of students will develop and organize the PLC service requirement for the spring semester of their first year.

Apply Now

Students must submit an application to Texas Woman's University. The scholarship applications for traditional and transfer applicants is available in the TWU Pioneer Scholarship System.

Priority Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

Page last updated 8:39 AM, October 8, 2018