As part of the Presidential Leadership Academy application process, Penn State faculty and staff may nominate potential applicants for membership in the Academy. Nominations are not required for a student to apply, but do count as an applicant's academic reference and are considered as part of our highly competitive application process.
While nominations can be submitted without the applicant's knowledge, students are encouraged to solicit a nomination from a faculty or staff member that knows them well both inside and outside of the classroom. To do so, discuss your plans to apply to the Academy with the faculty/staff member and direct them to the link below to fill out their nomination. Nominations open on December 8, 2021 and close on February 15, 2022.