Apply for the Cornell Leadership Program

2020 Application for Freshmen

Deadline: Applications MUST be submitted electronically by January 17, 2020. Applications received after that date will not be reviewed until after all others have been reviewed and scored. Then, if space is available, the later applications may be considered.

Changes: Once submitted, applications may not be changed. If you take a later ACT or SAT test, we recommend waiting until you receive the score from that last test to apply. Essays may not be rewritten or letters of recommendation exchanged. There is one exception to this rule but before January 17, 2020. If you receive an additional major honor or leadership position after your application has been submitted, you may send an addendum to your activities list to email mubusclp@missouri.edu

Confirmation: We will send you an e-mail confirming that your complete application has been received. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks, please contact the Cornell Leadership Program at (573) 882-7455. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have received the application and its attachments by the deadline.

Decisions: Interview decision notifications will be emailed around mid-February.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Click here to complete the application online.

Upload Résumé including Leadership Experiences (PDF):

Submit a résumé of activities that you have been involved in during your high school career. This résumé should be no more than two typed pages. Include experiences such as organizations you have been involved with, leadership positions you held and activities that you participated in. Also, any awards or special recognitions you have received up to this time and how you earned that recognition. Employment and Community Service should be included as well.

Upload Essay (PDF): Write an essay on the following topic; typed, double-spaced, and no longer than two pages.

“In the Cornell Leadership Program, you will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and staff members in the Trulaske College of Business as well Business Professionals who come to speak to the college. If someone were to ask you about yourself and your experiences, what would you say? Why are you interested in pursuing a career in business?"

Letter of Recommendation (send by email):

The letter should be written by an individual who can comment on (1) your academic ability and (2) your personal characteristics that make you a strong candidate.

*The letter of recommendation should be sent through a separate email by the recommender to mubusclp@missouri.edu

Transcript (send by mail):

Send a copy of your official high school transcript indicating grades from your freshman year onward.

*Please note that the Cornell Leadership Program does not have access to your official transcript that is sent in with your application to the University of Missouri.

University of Missouri

Cornell Leadership Program

362 Cornell Hall

Columbia, MO 65211-2600

2020 Application for Upperclassmen

Eligibility: Approximately 5 incoming juniors will be accepted into the program for the fall of 2020. Students who have been admitted into the professional program in business with at least three semesters of coursework remaining (after May 2020) are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Applications MUST be submitted electronically by Noon on February 24, 2020. Applications received after that date will not be reviewed.

Changes: Once submitted, applications may not be changed. Essays may not be rewritten or letters of recommendation exchanged. There is one exception to this rule but before February 24, 2020. If you receive an additional major honor or leadership position after your application has been submitted, you may send an addendum to your activities list to email mubusclp@missouri.edu. Please submit only leadership positions and major honors or awards.

Confirmation: We will send an e-mail confirming that your application has been received. If you don’t hear from us prior to the deadline, please check on the status of your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that we received the application and its attachments by the deadline.

Decisions: E-mail notifications will be sent by mid-March.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Complete the Application online.

Upload Résumé including Leadership Experiences (PDF):

Submit a résumé of activities that you have been involved in during your collegiate career. This résumé should be no more than two typed pages. Include experiences such as organizations you have been involved with, leadership positions you held, and activities that you participated in. Also, any awards or special recognitions you have received up to this time, and how you earned that recognition. Employment and Community Service should be included as well.

Upload Essay (PDF): Write an essay on the following topic; typed, double-spaced, and no longer than two pages.

“In the Cornell Leadership Program, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff members in the Trulaske College of Business as well Business Professionals who come to speak to the college. If someone were to ask you about yourself and your experiences, what would you say? What are the qualities of a good leader and how have you exemplified these qualities during your time at MU?

Letter of Recommendation (send by email):

The letter should be written by an individual who can comment on (1) your academic ability and (2) your personal characteristics that make you a strong candidate.

*The letter of recommendation should be sent through a separate email by the recommender to mubusclp@missouri.edu