Catholic Leadership Development

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Applications are now available for undergraduate and graduate level WashU students.  This elite year long program that begins Fall 2019 and has a rolling deadline.   (Special consideration will be given to those who submit earlier.  For more information, please email Sr. Mary Alice Collar: Application requirements are available here.

Our mission is to ignite values-based leadership in Washington University students. 

The Catholic Leadership Development program is a full academic year with regular leadership sessions, mentorship from the community, exposure to local leaders in both the for profit and non-profit world, and a community based capstone project.  Participants in the program will be awarded a $1000 scholarship, through funding from the Kemper Foundation. 

The Catholic Leadership Development Program will help students exercise an intentional approach to leadership in every aspect of life.  These objectives will be achieved through four primary aspects of the program:

Mentorship and interviews with local leaders, 12 meetings with mentors throughout the academic year, and a capstone project which will challenge participants to apply the leadership skills they have learned through the program. This will allow participants to take advantage of self-identified growth opportunities. Participants will be able to submit a grant proposal to help fund their capstone project.

Mentorship Program

Mentoring sessions for the fall semester will take place in October and November; mentor sessions for the spring semester will take place in January and February.










To enroll in the Catholic Leadership Development Course, to apply as a Mentor, and for more information, please contact Sr. Mary Alice Collar: