Application Deadline: May 15, 2017 11:59PM HST
Finalist notified: May 17, 2017
Interviews for Finalists: May 23 and 24, 2017
Mandatory Opening Retreat: August 19, 2017
Mandatory Parents Session at Opening Retreat: August 19, 2017
Please note that you cannot save your work and return. Please write the short answers and essay first before proceeding to the application.
a. What is a leader? Do you consider yourself one? *Please respond with 1-2 paragraphs.
b. While the CTL may admit students regardless of faith background, the Center's operating frame of values is Judeo-Christian. How open are you to this frame of reference and what, if any, problems does it pose for you? *Please respond with 1-2 paragraphs.
c. CTL's mission is to "seek out and empower the most capable emerging young leaders to influence their generation and society for the highest good." To what extent do you desire to influence society? What issue or cause are you most passionate about? *Please respond to the following question with a one-page, 12 pt. font, single-spaced essay.
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Note: At this time the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders operates its program on Oahu.
Transportation to Oahu is not included in the underwritten program costs.
We are looking for Hawaii’s future organizational leaders; students who deeply want to make a difference. Students must be juniors and seniors in high school to apply. The Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders seeks candidates who exhibit the following qualities:
3. Capacity for excellent communication skills
a. Expresses opinions clearly and logically
b. Listens and responds with confidence
4. Good character and integrity
a. Honest and responsible
b. Respected by peers and adults
5. A sense of calling to serve humanity
a. Passionate about making a difference
b. Articulates a sense of calling a desire to serve others
1. Strong ambition to lead and succeed
a. Driven and achieves goals
b. Engaged in school and extra-curricular activities
c. Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills
2. Eager to take fullest advantage of CTL resources
b. Self-aware and confident without being self-focused
c. Enthusiastic about growing in the Fellows program
Student Participation Fee: $795
A non-refundable deposit of $295 is due upon acceptance, and two payments of $250 will be due in August and November, respectively.
The CTL strongly encourages students to apply regardless of ability to pay the Student Participation Fee. The CTL will provide financial assistance to qualified students with need where possible. However, in partnership with CTL leadership, students will be expected to show diligence, creativity, and leadership in funding their experience. After acceptance into the program, such students will be assigned a coach to develop a personalized funding plan. The plan will likely include the following 3 options:
The CTL Scholarship Fund is made possible through the generous donations from community partners and CTL alumni. The fund will be available to qualified students.
2. Payment Plan
The CTL is willing to explore individualized payment plants at the family's request. Note that regardless of whether or not a student requests this option, a non-refundable deposit of $295 is due upon acceptance.
3. Individual Fundraising Efforts
Each Fellow will work with CTL coaches to determine the best course of action. Possible venues for funding include local community clubs, churches, or businesses, The CTL expects the same level of dedication that a student would show in fundraising for a trip or other extracurricular activity. In doing so, Fellows will practice valuable leadership and speaking skills, which will serve as valuable preparation for the program itself.
Special Thanks: The CTL Student participation fee is only part of the full cost of the program. Special thanks to generous community leaders for underwriting portions of the cost.
The Investment: The Center for Tomorrow's Leaders makes a significant financial investment in each student. This investment in each student includes Leadership Academy, graduation ceremony, monthly conferences, day-trips, all related transportation, meals and accommodations, as well as books, manuals, the Student Leadership Challenge on-line computer resources, facilities rented, administrative support, and other costs. In addition, speakers and leaders personally contribute their time and expenses, waive speaker fees, and provide hospitality for students. The CTL also contributes the value of staff time and labor.