UW Women's Center


How long is the 2016 Institute?

The program will run from Monday, June 13th to Saturday, June 18th.

Where is the Institute located?

On the University of Washington, Seattle campus. The Women’s Center works with participants who live outside of the Seattle area to provide housing during the Institute.

Who is eligible?

Any undergraduate or graduate who attends a two-year college or a four-year university in Washington State (or has a permanent address here) and is enrolled for the 2015-2016 academic school year is eligible to apply.

You don’t need to be a political science major or be involved in formal political roles to be considered. In fact,  we’re looking for students with all kinds of interests and backgrounds:  we’ve had students with majors as diverse as Music,  Engineering,  Journalism,  Neuroscience,  Spanish,  Business,  Anthropology and more.

How much does it cost?

The only cost to students who are accepted for admission is a $150.00 non-refundable registration fee. For students who have concerns about being able to meet this cost, please submit the supplemental Scholarship and Housing Application along with the general application. You can email the Scholarship/Housing application to (newlead@uw.edu). A limited number of scholarships are available. Those who are accepted to the program will be notified of their scholarship or housing award.

Can I nominate someone to apply?

If you know a young woman who you feel would enjoy the NEW Leadership program, please complete our nomination form. We will send information to nominated candidates on how they can apply for the program.

What can participants expect to gain?

Participating in the Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute is a time to:

  • Further your professional development
  • Enhance existing skills and develop new ones
  • Join a network of emergent and established leaders
  • Work and have fun with real-world women leaders and students from across Puget Sound

What are the expectations for students who participate in the Institute?

The Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute participants are expected to attend all scheduled events and meals during the program. Our typical day of scheduled events begins at 8:00 am and end at 7:00 pm. Students are expected to remain on site at the UW Women’s Center for the duration of each day’s activities. Students with responsibilities for pets,  children and households are advised to arrange for assistance during the Institute so that they can devote full attention to the Institute experience. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Institute. Parking is free and bus service is available.

Application period

Applications will be available in the fall.