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Applicant Instructions
Please provide enough information to allow us to get the best representation of you and your interest in community engagement.

You must complete this application in one visit to this page. As such, it might be helpful to type your answers in a separate word processing document and then revisit this page and copy/paste your answers into the application.

Fellows Recruitment Open House
Applicants are encouraged to attend the Leadership Lincoln Recruitment Open House prior to completing the application form. Alumni will gather to reconnect and encourage new applicants. Staff will also be available to meet with applicants to answer questions.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm at Apothecary Loft (140 N. 8th St., 5th Floor)

Program Expectations
To complete the Leadership Lincoln Fellows program, you must:

1. Attend Orientation.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:30-7:00pm

2. Attend Leadership Lincoln State of the City.

  • Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30-9:00am (tentative)

3. Attend Opening Retreat. Attendance is required at the entire retreat including the overnight.

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 8:00am through Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:00pm

4. Attend one all-day seminar on the third Thursday of each month (October, 2017–May, 2018). Attendance is required at 80% of the programming hours involved in those seminars. That equates to a permissible absence of two program days.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 (date depends on Governor’s State of the State), 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm

5. Attend Unpacking Meetings.

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm

6. Attend Final Retreat.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8:00am-2:00pm

7. Fellows participants are expected to complete a community project.

Employer Endorsement
Applications are not complete without the signed approval of your employer as our program conflicts with typical working hours.

Application Deadline
Friday, May 25, 2018

Applicant Information
Personal Contact Information
Professional Contact Information
Demographic Information

Leadership Lincoln strives to represent a cross-section of citizens from a variety of backgrounds. Leadership Lincoln graduates bring divergent perspectives to address Lincoln’s needs. The following optional information helps us identify applicants from a cross-section of the city.

General Information Questions
Activity Data

Please list, in order of importance to you, up to three volunteer, community, civic, professional, business, religious, social, athletic or other organizations in which you are currently or have been active. Explain why the organization is of importance to you. Please be specific, include dates of membership and official position (if any).

Employment History

Please account for all significant employment by listing the employer, the dates of employment, and your responsibility in the position.


Please account for all significant education and/or specialized training by listing the institution name and location, the dates of enrollment and the degree/certificate/major earned.


The tuition fee for the Leadership Lincoln Fellows program is $2,400.00. Tuition is non-refundable. Payment plans are available.

$   200.00 is to be paid personally by the participant and is due July 2, 2018.
$2,200.00 must be paid in full by July 2, 2018 unless a payment plan has been approved.

Please indicate how you intend to pay your tuition (should your application be accepted).


Tuition assistance is available through our scholarship program. Requests for tuition scholarships must be requested at the time of application. Scholarships will be offered to applicants at the discretion of the Fellows Selection Committee.

Tuition Sponsor Endorsement

If your tuition is being sponsored by an organization other than your employer, please check below to indicate his/her agreement to support your tuition fee. Tuition fee is $2,400, of which $2,200 paid by sponsor.

Employer Endorsement

Applicants for the Leadership Lincoln Fellows program must have the support and commitment of their employers. Please check below to indicate your supervisor's support of your application.

I understand the above named is applying for the Leadership Lincoln Fellows XXXIV 2018-2019 program. I understand the time commitment involved as well as the financial commitment, if being asked to pay the tuition. I approve of the applicant’s participation, should his/her application be accepted.


I understand the purposes of the Leadership Lincoln Fellows program and, should my application be accepted, I will devote the time and energy necessary to make it a successful experience. I understand that final responsibility for full payment of tuition lies with me. By signing this application, I agree to abide by all of Leadership Lincoln's policies and procedures. I understand that my submission of this application does not guarantee my acceptance into the program.

Enter your name to signify your agreement with the statement above.