Colorado State University - Pueblo President’s Leadership Program deadline is February 1

High school students interested in earning scholarship dollars while honing their leadership skills and participating in community activities are encouraged to apply for Colorado State University – Pueblo’s President’s Leadership Program (PLP). The application deadline for next year’s class is February 1.

The President’s Leadership Program is a four-year academic leadership program that develops and trains emerging leaders. PLP students work and learn in community, educational, corporate and non-profit settings to develop their leadership skills. CSU-Pueblo’s PLP program is a member of the Colorado Leadership Alliance, a consortium of comprehensive leadership education programs at undergraduate institutions across Colorado. Through shared resources and collaborative efforts, CLA’s focus is to develop the next generation of Colorado's leaders.

Eligibility requirements of the program include a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and two letters of recommendations with a completed application form. Program benefits of the four-year program include a $2,000 per year, merit-based scholarship and a minor in Leadership Studies.

As part of their community outreach projects this fall, PLP scholars established a campus-based community service center and produced a video for children on hospital procedures. The PLP Senior class produced a video for St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center (SMC) entitled What to Expect . . . . A Kid's Guide to the ER to help inform local, elementary-age youth about what happens when they are seriously hurt or sick and have to be taken to a hospital emergency room. The Junior class established a Community Service Center and web site, which will serve as a clearinghouse for volunteer and community service activities, offering numerous avenues for CSU-Pueblo students and staff to become involved in the Pueblo community and surrounding region.

Go to for more information (see financial aid & scholarships section of “Future Students” link), or contact the President’s Leadership Program Office at 719-549-2060.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.