National Collegiate Leadership Program

The 2021 National Collegiate Leadership Program (NCLP) provides students with the opportunity to engage with and learn from leaders in government financial management at AGA’s virtual National Leadership Training (NLT), Feb. 24–25, 2021. This year, AGA will select up to 20 students! More details on special scholarship opportunities for NCLP recipients are provided below. 

*The application deadline is Dec. 11, 2020, by noon Eastern Time.

National Collegiate Leadership Program Recipients Will Receive:

Professional Training:

  • Learn from experts with real-world leadership experience in government and business
  • Network with leaders who are passionate about public service and advancing government accountability
  • Virtually meet and connect with potential employers (government and corporate)
  • Attend NLT sessions and earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits

Scholarship Benefits:

  • All 2021 NLT registration fees covered
  • One-on-One mentor assigned to guide recipient around the virtual event
  • Recognition during the virtual event, including a Certificate of Participation
  • Invitation to AGA NLT 2021 Young Professional Session
  • Headshot, short biography, and link to Linkedin profile accessible on AGA NCLP website 
  • Featured in future AGA publications and social media
  • Enrolled as an AGA E-Student Member with an attachment to a local AGA chapter 

*New Virtual Benefits:

  • AGA "swag bag" mailed directly to recipient home address
  • UberEATS gift card emailed to recipient to cover lunch for two days
  • Recipient information sent to all AGA NLT 2021 sponsors for possible interships/job opportunities
  • Virtual meeting with AGA pre-event and post-event to discuss mentor/mentee duties
  • AGA check-ins throughout the virtual event

Applicants must:

  • Sign up for a FREE student membership —
  • Complete and submit the application on or before Dec. 11, 2020, by noon Eastern Time.
  • Be a Junior or Senior accounting, finance, information security/technology, or business major, having completed 60 credit hours (or equivalent) and provide an unofficial transcript that displays this information.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA.
  • Display leadership experience on campus or through another affiliation.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.
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Meet Our Past NCLP Recipients!

The 2020 program participants were:

  • Brande Bone, Cameron University
  • Jessica Brown, Cameron University
  • Melody Brown, Humboldt State University
  • Andrew Doucette, California State University - San Bernardino
  • Eva Greder, Drake University
  • Caleb Gussner, Missouri State University
  • Scarlett Hodges, Mississippi College
  • Katie McCauley, Drake University
  • Qiruo Wang, Missouri State University
  • Sierra Weidner, Missouri State University


The 2019 program participants were:

  • Nicole Dowding, Seattle University
  • Hannah Gray, Mississippi College
  • Connor Hutchison, Missouri State University
  • Savoy King, Cameron University
  • Nate Lambert, Mississippi College
  • Michael Nice, Missouri State University
  • Ann Kennedy Patterson, Cameron University
  • Jordan Reynolds, Missouri State University
  • Natalie Schauer, Christopher Newport University
  • Elisabeth Tucker, Auburn University of Montgomery