Monday, July 27th: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 F&M Collegiate Leadership Summit will be held virtually. Please see below for more information.
Building Tomorrow's Leaders at F&M
Franklin & Marshall College invites high achieving high school students from diverse backgrounds with a strong history of leadership to participate in the Collegiate Leadership Summit (CLS). A first in F&M’s history, CLS is an online, interactive program designed to help students explore their leadership abilities as they transition to a college environment. While CLS has historically been an in-person two-day program that provides selected delegates an opportunity to develop their leadership skills at F&M, in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis we have decided to transition this program to a virtual event spanning a three month time period.
Throughout this unique summit, delegates will interact with members of the F&M community and experience life in a selective liberal arts environment while participating in leadership oriented workshops, seminars, and group activities. Delegates will also demonstrate their leadership skills through an F&M admission interview, and workshops about the F&M college application process.
The Collegiate Leadership Summit will consist of two cohorts that begin on:
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
The nomination deadline for both sessions is Monday, September 7th. The application deadline for both sessions is Saturday, September 12th.
Students will be notified by Monday, September 21st.
In order to be considered, all candidates must:
Be currently enrolled in high school, completing their senior year.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in rigorous classes
Be of a background underrepresented in higher education
Have demonstrated leadership in their school or community
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 '16, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission and Coordinator of College Access & Inclusion, or call (717) 358-5998.
Outline of Virtual Collegiate Leadership Summit Program
*All program events will take place in the evening in Eastern Time.
Session 1 Timeline:
Sunday, September 27th, 2020 -- Welcome to CLS
Monday, September 28th, 2020 -- F&M Information Session and Leadership Workshop
Sunday, October 18th, 2020 -- Essay Writing Workshop and Student Roundtable Discussion
Monday, October 19th, 2020 -- Mock Class Experience and F&M Interview
Sunday, November 15th, 2020 -- F&M Application Workshop and Closing Session
Session 2 Timeline:
Sunday, October 25th, 2020 -- Welcome to CLS
Monday, October 26th, 2020 -- F&M Information Session and Leadership Workshop
Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 -- Essay Writing Workshop and Student Roundtable Discussion
Monday, November 23rd, 2020 -- Mock Class Experience and F&M Interview
Sunday, December 13th, 2020 -- F&M Application Workshop and Closing Session
*Optional Sessions regarding F&M, the application process, leadership, and fun will be offered during the duration of the program.