Application Process

Application Process (January 30 – March 15, 2024)

The application process for students to apply for this program requires them to complete the application form and submit four (4) supporting documents: Statement of Interest, Letter of support, Resume, Essay.  Interested individuals may be nominated by an individual or may choose to self-nominate.

Please note you will be asked for the following information:

  • Personal Information including Name, Student #, Cell Phone #, MUN E-mail Address in the application form
  • Attestation that you meet the eligibility criteria established as part of the Leadership Program in the application form
  • Letter of support from Nominating Faculty Member or MUN Community Member (PDF)
  • Updated Resume (PDF)
  • Statement of Interest/Essay (PDF File) answering the questions outlined in the selection rubric.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 5:00 p.m. Entry into the program is done on a competitive basis. Applications from all who meet the program criteria are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application to participate following the conclusion of the program admission process. 

Additional Information on Application Requirements:

Letter of Support (worth 10% of Selection Criteria):

  • For applicants who have been nominated by a MUN faculty member, please attach a letter of support from the faculty member (PDF).
  • For applicants who have self-nominated, please attached a letter of support from a leader or member of the Memorial University community (PDF).

Resume (5% of Selection Criteria)

  • Please attach an updated copy of your resume (PDF).
  • Statement should ensure you address the various questions outlined below (PDF).
  • Submissions that go over the maximum word count will not be reviewed.

Statement of interest: (85% of Selection Criteria)

Question / Theme


What does strong leadership look like for you?


What unique leadership skills/experiences/perspectives do you currently bring to this program?


What leadership skills/behaviours/experiences would you hope to develop/strengthen as part of this program?


Who might you describe/identify as your leadership role model? How have they shaped your perspective on leadership?


How will you know you’ve been successful at the end of this program?


What are the conditions you feel are required to build psychological safety within a cohort of female-identifying students in order to support everyone bringing their authentic and vulnerable selves? How might you contribute to building those conditions?


How do you envision applying what you’re learning/experiencing as part of this program? This may include a leadership project or goal you would like to pursue as part of this program and/or opportunities you are curious to explore.


Total Weighting of Essay in the Final Selection