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L.E.A.D. Program

Are you a LEAD-er in your school or community?
Do you want to EXPLORE your world?
Are your ACHIEVE-ments extraordinary?
Then it may be time for you to DISCOVER Lewis & Clark College!

Lewis & Clark College invites you to  apply for the L.E.A.D. 2015 fly-in program.

 Seniors in high school who are leaders in their schools and communities and who are interested in applying to Lewis & Clark College. Preference will be given to underrepresented students of color and first generation prospective college students.

What: Visit campus at the College’s expense, meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend two nights in a residence hall, taste the food, have an admissions interview, visit Portland, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand.

Where: Portland, Oregon

When: November 9-11, 2015 (the 11th is Veterans Day, a federal holiday)

Why: Because visiting a college is the best way to determine if it’s the right fit for you!

How: Submit your completed L.E.A.D. application by the deadline:
          Sunday, September 20, 2015 


Please e-mail the Admissions Office at or call Nathan Baptiste at 503-768-7049.

Learn more about multiculturalism at Lewis & Clark, or read the College’s statement on the educational benefits of diversity.

To apply, submit the following online application:

In addition to filling out the application form, please scan and email the following documents to by September 20, 2015.  Alternatively, you can mail the documents or fax them to 503-768-7055, ATTN: LEAD Fly-in Program.

(Note: no incomplete applications will be considered; priority consideration given to applications completed by Sept. 20; materials will not be returned to applicant)

  • Official High School Transcript, including grades 9 through 11
  • Teacher Recommendation from a core class: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, math, or foreign language; no specific form required
  • Resume of Leadership Activities
  • Essay (250-500 words) describing a time you demonstrated leadership