Application Process

COVID-19 Notice:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, our 2021 conference (originally planned for January of 2021) is cancelled. We will not hold an in-person or virtual conference in 2021. We will plan to resume conference programming in 2022. 

  • Our conference is open to NC high school students currently in grades 9-12. 

  • Our application process is rolling; applications are reviewed as they are received and applications are accepted until the conference reaches capacity. 

  • Our application asks applicants to reflect on what they could gain by attending the conference, how problems they see in their communities could be addressed by good leadership, and their current leadership strengths and weaknesses. Applications are reviewed on the basis of response thoughtfulness and effort. 

  • Our conference fee is $100, which covers all conference and housing costs. We offer a select number of need-based scholarships; accepted participants are given the opportunity to apply for these scholarships. Scholarship awards range from $25-$100. 

Are you a high school guidance counselor/college counselor in North Carolina? We would love your students to attend our conference! Email us to get added to our counselor mailing list: we'll send you all the information you need when the conference gets closer!