Application Submission

Because an Iowa State University GPA is requested on the application form, first-year Iowa State University students may have to wait until after first semester grades have been released to submit an application.

Students must submit one letter of recommendation when applying to the program. You will be asked to write the name of your reference on the application. Please notify your reference ahead of time, and instruct him/her to email the letter of recommendation to

We encourage you to take time to complete these essay questions on a separate Word document before beginning the application:

  • Describe one influential leadership experience you have had in your high school or collegiate experience. Summarize the experience and what you have gained from it.
  • How will participating in this program contribute to your academic and career aspirations?
  • What is a personal challenge you've had and how did you overcome it? How has this influenced you to continue to grow and develop as a leader?
  • Throughout this program, we will focus on global problems that challenge our society in ways that require leadership in the fields of engineering, business and agriculture. Identify a global challenge about which you are passionate that relates to one or more of these fields. Describe the challenge, why it is important to you, and one way you want to work to address it next year.

Please email us at if you need assistance filling out the application or alternative submission accommodations, including submitting a printed version. Computers and services for students with disabilities are available on campus.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are closed.

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