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FAQs

What happened to 2020, I thought NEW Leadership was a yearly program?

Yes, NEW Leadership™ Idaho typically occurs the third week of May.  Due to the health and safety considerations surrounding Covid 19, the 2020 program has been cancelled.

Who is eligible to apply?

NEW Leadership™ Idaho is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any Idaho college or university and Idaho residents enrolled in out-of-state schools. Each NEW Leadership™ class includes students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds.

What qualifications do you look for in successful applicants?

Demonstrated leadership experience in your campus or community and a commitment to expanding knowledge about politics and civic engagement are considerations; however, we have had very successful alum with no prior leadership experience.  We look for participants with diverse backgrounds who will contribute to the knowledge of the group by offering different perspectives.

Does it matter what my major is?

No, past participants from programs across the country have represented a wide range of majors including; music, biology, business, social work, education, criminal justice, women and gender studies, and political science.  There is no specific academic profile for the successful NEW Leadership™ participant.

Where does the program take place?

The 2021 Program will be virtual.

Can I take classes or work during NEW Leadership?

Yes!  Typically this would not be allowed but since the 2021 program is virtual, this should not be an issue.  You are, however, required to attend all sessions.  N

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to students.  Participating schools are asked to pay a $100 program fee for each student attending NEW Leadership™ Idaho.

Who should I contact at my school?

Most Idaho schools have a primary contact that can help answer questions about the program. You can also contact your Advisor or Department Chair. If you need help finding a contact at your school, feel free to call us at 208-426-5487.

What if I am accepted and change my mind or am unable to attend? Can my school get a refund?

Each student who is accepted must confirm their attendance at least three weeks before the program begins, at which time your school will be billed. Cancellations made two weeks prior to the first date of the program will be credited back to the sponsoring University at 50%; Cancellations made within two weeks of the program are non-refundable; however, the school can choose to apply the payment toward a student attending the following year’s program.