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Goolsby Leadership Academy Application

The Goolsby Leadership Academy admits one cohort of approximately 30 students each year with the new cohort starting in the fall. Students must apply to the Academy prior to entering their junior year. We accept applications throughout the year. Although there is no application deadline, please note we only admit approximately 30 students to the program each year. Therefore, your chances of being admitted are greater the earlier you apply during your sophomore year.

The selection process through which Goolsby Scholars are chosen is a rigorous one involving an in-depth application, two letters of recommendation, and an interview by a panel composed of students and faculty members. The two key selection criteria are academic performance and future leadership potential. Each cohort is comprised of a diverse group based on academic major, gender, and race.

To be considered for the academy, you should:

  • Be a business major
  • Have an interest in leadership
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Complete the academy application and provide two letters of reference.
  • Have a minimum of two years before your graduation. Scholars begin the program in the fall semester of each year and must complete the entire two-year program.

Download the application: