2015 University of Pittsburgh Global Student Leadership Summit for Student Leaders, USA

Application Deadline: May 3, 2015, MIDNIGHT (EDT).

The University of Pittsburgh Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Leadership Summit

Location and Dates

  • University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Saturday, July 18 – Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Are you a student leader? The University of Pittsburgh invite you to Join 50 top student leaders from across the world to learn how to be effective, ethical, and innovative leaders. Participants will work alongside distinguished mentors who will share their expertise and provide advanced leadership training.

Students will emerge from the academy with the skills and experience to excel as global leaders.


  • Accomplished student leaders from college campuses across the world.
  • Accomplished undergraduate and entry-level graduate student (enrolled and/or have completed first year of graduate school) leaders from college campuses across the world.
  • Eligible students include rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduating seniors from two-year and four-year schools, and entry-level graduate students (those enrolled in first year of graduate school and/or have completed the first year of graduate school).
  • Student applicants who have been involved in a range of campus and community programs and service-learning.


  • Paid registration, room, board, and up to $500 in travel assistance for international students (up to $200 for domestic students based on need-).
  • Travel funds will be granted following the summit.


Application Requirements:


  1. One current letter of recommendation written by a university administrator (e.g. College Dean, Director of Student Life, Departmental Chair). Application will be incomplete unless the recommendation letter is uploaded and/or sent to [email protected] by the application deadline. You may send an additional letter to supplement your application.
  2. Résumé (include GPA on résumé).
  3. Single-page essay using 12-point times new roman font. Your essay should incorporate the following questions:  

What specifically have you accomplished as a leader on your campus and/or in your community, and how did you motivate others? How has your leadership experience on your campus and/or in your community broadened your understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting global leaders today? How do you envision yourself addressing these challenges and opportunities be it through a career, community service, and/or civic engagement?

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