More Than 30 Years of Building Community Leadership
A program of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce
Application to Leadership Olathe is open to persons who have or are currently living, attending school or working in the Olathe area. Student program participants are nominated by a school administrator and selected by the Leadership Olathe Steering Committee. Student selection is based on individual merits contained in the following application. All candidates must have the full support of the school and parents/guardians. This includes the support of administrators of school extracurricular activities, such as sports and arts organizations. Leadership Olathe requires a serious commitment of time and focus. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. In reviewing the applications, Leadership Olathe looks for potential participants who demonstrate the following criteria:
• A commitment and motivation to serve the community.
• A demonstrated background of community involvement or a sincere commitment to become involved.
• A history of leadership or evidence of potential leadership in one’s school, organization or community.
• The ability to make the time commitment required by the program.
School administrators may apply for youth scholarships to cover the $1100 fee of tuition by submitting a scholarship request form found at leadership.olathe.org. Limited scholarship funds are available for those organizations in need. Organizations applying for tuition assistance must meet all guidelines and criteria. Scholarship request form must be completed and submitted with student application to be considered for financial assistance, which is determined by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Foundation Fund and Olathe Chamber Board of Directors.
All student nominees must complete the following application. However, completing this application does not guarantee selection. In order for this application to be deemed eligible, all questions must be answered and include required signatures. Applicants are also required to submit two letters of recommendation with the application. Candidates will be announced by December 14, 2018 . Please read all instructions carefully. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Felski at firstname.lastname@example.org.