National Collegiate Leadership Program

The 2021 National Collegiate Leadership Program will provide students with an opportunity to engage with and learn from leaders in government financial management at AGA’s National Leadership Training (NLT) in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24–25, 2021.

AGA will select up to 10 students to attend NLT 2021. Awardees will receive a scholarship to cover lodging and airfare (if outside of the D.C. metro area). AGA will coordinate all travel arrangements through its travel service provider. Application deadline is Nov. 13, 2020, by noon Eastern Time.

National Collegiate Leadership Program Awardees will:

  • Be assigned an onsite mentor who will guide them around NLT.
  • 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.
  • Meet and connect with potential employers (government and corporate).
  • Receive recognition during the event, including a certificate of participation.
  • Attend NLT sessions and earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
  • During lunch, sit at reserved VIP tables with private sector and government executives.

Applicants must:

  • Sign up for a student membership —
  • Complete and submit the application on or before Nov. 13, 2020.
  • 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.

Before clicking the button below, please download this PDF of the questions that you will answer so that you are prepared when completing the application in the system.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
Questions? Contact AGA at

The 2020 program participants were:

  • Brande Bone, Cameron University
  • Jessica Brown, Cameron University
  • Melody Brown, Humboldt State University
  •  Andrew Doucette, California State Universtity - San Bernardo
  •  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