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Presidential Leaders Fellowship

Presidential Leaders Fellowship Class Photo

Program Structure

The Presidential Leaders Fellowship program is a two-year program that prepares students to maximize their TU experience through opportunities such as the new College Philanthropy Immersion program, the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge, faculty-assisted research, global education internships, True Blue Neighbors volunteer services, Neuro-Corps and more.

Students accepted to the program will be required to complete various assignments and programs relating to the goals developed by TU President Gerard Clancy.

Presidential Leaders Fellowship Class

Presidential Leaders Fellowship wraps up fall semester with proposed legislation

Students enrolled in The University of Tulsa’s inaugural Presidential Leaders Fellowship recently completed their fall project: a sample piece of legislation that is being presented to state Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, for consideration.

> Read the inaugural course wrap up
> Read the proposed legislation
> Apply for the next Presidential Leaders Fellowship Class

Program Goals

  • Prepare a cadre of TU graduates who are skilled in creating a just, humane and creative world.
  • Guide freshman and sophomores to a fulfilling experience at TU, and in doing so, prepare them to be successful leaders in complex environments.
  • Facilitate students in their transformation from leadership to philanthropy, with the ability to give of themselves and their talents.
  • Aid students in developing specific skills, including: understanding complexity, becoming self-aware regarding personal strengths, becoming social entrepreneurs who can implement solutions to societal, cultural and/or environmental issues, and mastering project management.


Open to incoming freshman (and transfer sophomore) students. Grade-point-average and test scores are not considered during the selection process.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a completed application for admission to The University of Tulsa by Jan. 15.
  • Submit the online Special Programs Application, with short essays, by Jan. 15.*
  • Visit campus by March 1.*

* Presidential scholarship applicants will be automatically considered for the Presidential Leaders Fellowship and do not have to submit a separate application beyond what is required for Presidential Scholarship application.