PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of the on-campus component of the Collegiate Leadership Summit is currently uncertain. Should we be unable to host an on-campus event, we will host a virtual program. We hope to verify the status of the program by August. Please continue to check here for updates. If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin Oliver, Sr. Assistant Dean of Admission & Coordinator of College Access & Inclusion at 

Building Tomorrow's Leaders at F&M

Franklin & Marshall College invites high school students from diverse backgrounds with a strong history of leadership to campus to explore their leadership abilities as they transition to a college environment. The Collegiate Leadership Summit is a two-day program that provides selected delegates an opportunity to develop their leadership skills at F&M. Delegates will interact with members of the F&M community and experience life in a selective liberal arts environment as they participate in leadership oriented workshops, seminars, and group activities. Delegates will also demonstrate their leadership skills through an F&M admission interview and group activities. The cost of travel and attendance is covered by the College.


The Collegiate Leadership Summit will occur for high school seniors. on:

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 to Tuesday, October 29, 2019


The nomination deadline is Monday, September 9.

The application deadline is Friday, September 13.

Students will be notified by Monday, September 23.



All candidates must be currently enrolled in high school, completing their senior year.

Nomination Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 in rigorous classes
  • Must be of a background underrepresented in higher education
  • Must have demonstrated leadership in his or her school or community

Nomination Process

Please nominate students using the CLS Nomination form.

*Once a student is nominated, they will receive the CLS application. Please know that a student must complete the application by the above deadline to be considered for the Collegiate Leadership Summit. 


Please send an email to Kaitlin Oliver, Assistant Dean of Admission, or call (717) 358-5998.