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The President's Emerging Leaders Program (PELP)

Our Purpose

The purpose of PELP is to prepare students at APSU for a lifetime of leadership.

Our Vision

PELP creates an environment that develops leaders for the future through the twin virtues of scholarship and service.

Our Values

Honesty, Humility, Academic Rigor, Leadership, and Service. 

Our Approach

PELP focuses on:

  • Learning about the "tools" of leadership (communication techniques, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution, etc.)
  • Learning about leadership styles from campus and community leaders
  • Applying leadership skills in real-life situations on and off campus
  • Improving leadership skills by understanding personal and group strengths and weaknesses
  • Learning about the essential connections between ethics and leadership
  • Broadening one's perspectives by viewing the demands for leadership in local and global contexts

Our Students

Students in the President's Emerging Leaders Program exemplify the vision and values of Austin Peay and our program through academic excellence and service above self.  PELP students receive an annual scholarship of $3,000, which is renewable over a four-year period.  PELP students must maintain a cumulative collegiate GPA of at least 3.50 and they must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester.  They must also take required PELP courses and fulfill other program requirements as outlined by the PELP director.