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President's Emerging Leaders Program

Students who are admitted into the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) have, by the time of their application to Austin Peay, already demonstrated significant achievements as leaders and scholars.

Who can apply?

High school seniors who plan to enter Austin Peay as full-time freshmen in the Fall of 2023 can now apply to PELP. To be considered for PELP, you must:

The application consists of some basic biographical information, some essay questions, and a face to face interview with the director and a few of the current PELP students.  Please use your very best writing style when you submit the responses to the essay prompts.  Be careful to use good grammar, check your spelling, and be sure that you do not have typographical errors.