How to Apply_ PSLP

President's Student Leadership Program

How to apply

Applications should include:

  • A 500 word (maximum) personal statement that explains:
    • Why you want to participate in the program
    • Your leadership experience to date:
      • Provide specific examples of recent formal or informal leadership you have exercised in your community, workplace or university/college. Comment on: 
        • what motivated you to take on the role(s) and actions; 
        • what challenges you encountered; and 
        • what you see as your key achievements and their impact
    • What you will do with the knowledge that you gain as a participant in the President's Student Leadership Program in your immediate and longer term future.
    • You may also identify in your statement if you are a member of an historically underrepresented group.
  • A current resume
  • An official transcript indicating proof of continuing successful status in your university/college program, and your year of study (this will not be used to evaluate GPA*UM students do not require a transcript to apply.
  • Two letters of testimonial from people you have worked with (instructors, supervisors, Elders, mentors, employers or others who can comment, with examples, on your leadership actions and potential). 


Term Application deadline Apply
Summer and Fall 2022


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Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation by the deadline date indicated. 

Interview details

Applicant interviews will be held between March 14th and 25th. Those invited to an interview, to be held in small groups, will be given the choice between several time slots, including early evening. Interviews will take place at the University of Manitoba for Winnipeg applicants; those more distant will be offered in the applicant’s location. Candidates will be notified by Friday, March 11th if they have been invited to an interview. Full details about what to expect from the interview will be provided in advance.

Contact us

James W. Burns Leadership Institute
Room 359 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Cres.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4