To be eligible to apply, the student must:
A total of 20 students from The Center’s 45-county service area will be selected for the program in 2017. A selection committee consisting of staff from The Center for Rural Development will be established. In order to ensure fairness, applications will be blinded and applicant names removed prior to distributing copies to the selection committee. The committee will review and score all of the applications according to the criteria and point values established for each section.
The top 20 applicants with the highest score will be selected to attend the program. All applicants remaining after the first 20 selections will be considered as alternates and will be ranked from the highest to lowest score. If a selected student is unable to attend the program, alternates will be contacted in order of their rank until the open spot is filled. For this reason, all applicants are encouraged to keep the program dates and the possibility of selection in mind as they make their plans for the summer.
Dates for 2018 ELI and online application are coming soon.
To apply online:
The online application is built in course management software and is handled much like an online learning course. If you experience issues, please use the support form.