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Admissions and Application Process

Complete the McLauchlan Leadership Series Fellowship application process in 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Review the fellowship requirements.

All Jenkins MBA students are eligible to apply to become McLauchlan Leadership Fellows.

Exception: Professional Online MBA students currently participating in a corporate leadership development program are not eligible to apply.

Other requirements:

  • Currently enrolled Jenkins MBA student
  • Not currently participating in a corporate leadership development program
  • Ability to participate in all McLauchlan Leadership Program sessions, including a mid-November kick-off.
  • Commitment to provide at least 10 hours of mentorship to others post-program.

Step 2:  Prepare application materials.

Applicants will need to submit a completed application package that includes the following items: 

  • Basic demographic information
  • A copy of your professional resume/CV
  • Video essay

Application requirements are discussed in greater detail below. 

Video components:

  • Video essay (3–5 minutes) answering the following questions:
    • Where do we need the most leadership in the world today, and why?
    • Why I want to join this program and what I would like to get out of it?
    • What can I contribute to the program, if selected?

Step 3:

Application Review & Selection

The program is competitive and will accept 20-25 students each year. The application review committee, comprised of Jenkins Graduate School faculty, administrators, and the McLauchlan family, reviews all applications.

Students should contact the Program Director, Dr. Leigh Shamblin, or the Project Coordinator, Candise Lewis, at with additional questions and requests for assistance.

Key Dates and Logistics

Online application availableAug. 22, 2022
Application submission deadlineOct. 2, 2022
Selection decisions released to applicants Oct. 12–16, 2022
McLauchlan Leadership Series kick-off celebrationNov. 18, 2022
Session I: Personal leadershipJan. 27–28, 2023
Session II: Team leadershipFeb. 24–25, 2023
Session III: Organizational leadershipMarch 24–25, 2023
Closing dinnerMay 3, 2023

The fellowship covers course fees and selected meals while the course is in session.