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The 2016 Application Process


The application deadline for the 2016 program is March 7, 2016.

The 2016 NEW Leadership Illinois program will be held in Chicago June 6-10.

Applicants must have rising junior or rising senior standing at the university level, or recent graduate status (winter 2015 or spring 2016 graduation date). State, private and community college students may apply. Community college students must have completed sophomore year, and be applying to a four-year school for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must attend a university in the state, and/or have Illinois residency. For questions about requirements, please contact

To apply, please do the following:

1. Fill out the online application here.

2. Send your official transcript to NEW Leadership Illinois, 1007 W Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801.

3. Send your updated resume to, with the subject line: "LAST NAME, Resume".

4. Send one letter of recommendation to or NEW Leadership Illinois, 1007 W Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801.