Application Process

Application Process

Application Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, February 12th, 2017.

Please read the following instructions carefully

A complete application includes the following components:

  1. Short Essays

 You must provide short answers to three prompts about your interest in this Program.  Your responses must be submitted in a single Word document.  Please be sure to put your name on the document and number the responses.  Please note that there are strict word limits for these questions.

(2) Recommendation from a Faculty or Staff member

Ask a faculty or staff member who knows you well enough to recommend your participation in this program. We suggest that you select a reference who can provide specific examples of your interests, capacity for collaborative work, and why you would be a good candidate for the Summit. This individual should be familiar with your work and be able to comment on the following questions:

●Please tell us why you recommend this applicant. What do you believe this applicant will gain from participation in this program?

●Please provide one example that illustrates the applicant’s leadership potential and commitment to build community across difference.

●Tell us about a moment where the applicant demonstrated commitment to learning from peers and contributing to their growth.

Submitting Your Application:

Your application materials should be sent to by the deadline.  The recommendation letters should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities/Pre-Law Institute, in Room 8.66 NB by the deadline. 

Selection Process

Only complete applications will be reviewed after the deadline. Participants will be selected based on the quality of their whole application, including faculty or staff recommendations and responses to short questions. The most competitive applicants will exhibit leadership potential, commitment to build community across difference, commitment to learning and growth and interest in the Summit theme and goals. Admitted students will be notified beginning on Monday, March 20th, 2017


Application Questions

We will require you to answers to the following questions.

Question 1 (300 words): Please describe what perspectives, skills, character attributes, and experiences you would bring to this program. What additional skills, perspectives, and/or experiences would you hope to learn or gain from this experience?

Question 2 (300 words): Please tell us about one of your experiences building community while working with others across difference. This can encompass building community with individuals or groups with diverse approaches and/or identities and backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, religious or spiritual affiliation, and/or cultural tradition, or other hallmarks of difference. What did this experience teach you about your approach to collaboration?

Question 3 (300 words): We are planning a panel with speakers representing diverse perspectives to help us examine, from a systems perspective, policing practices and their impact on the communities they serve. This panel may include speakers who are working on police reform efforts, including within the NYPD and through nonprofit and community organizations such as the Vera Institute for Justice and others. Please share one or two questions you might pose to this panel. Explain why this question is important to you.