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Emerging Leaders Program

What is the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)?

The VCU Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a selective one-year scholarship program that recognizes and supports the development and engagement of emerging student leaders at the university. Spaces in the Emerging Leaders Program are granted to 44 highly-qualified incoming first-year students from Virginia.

Selected ELP students will take part in a first-year leadership experience through curricular and co-curricular programs that aim to develop young leaders. The program will match a first-year student with a second-year mentor who will guide them throughout their first-year at VCU and throughout their ELP leadership experience.

But most importantly, the Emerging Leaders Program becomes a tight-knit family of students who live, learn, and grow together and helps kick starts their journey to leadership and success at VCU and beyond!  Want to learn more?  Please watch our video below or learn more about the program through the links above.


Program Contact:

Rebecca Halligan, Assistant Director for Student Engagement
P: (804) 827-4569
E: rshalligan@vcu.edu


Virginia Commonwealth University

Division of Student Affairs
1000 W. Grace St.
Box 842548
Richmond, VA 23284-2548
804-827-LEAD (5323)
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