At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Princeton University


At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy

July 23-August 4, 2017
The Friend Center
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Application deadline: March 31, 2017

Mission statement

At The Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy seeks to empower young women locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, young talent will transform their communities. We encourage girls to live beyond their limitations, achieve beyond their dreams, and impact communities beyond their reach.

Applications Accepted Now!

Give your student a leadership advantage for the future.

At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy (ATW) was created out of a commitment to equip young minority women with the essential tools required to aid them in becoming successful leaders. ATW serves scholars entering the eleventh, and twelfth grades of high school that are from diverse social economic backgrounds. ATW seeks to nurture and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders through achieving the following goals. ATW scholars will:

  • Increase academic achievement and motivation in school
  • Attain higher confidence on standardized tests
  • Engage in extracurricular school activities
  • Seek opportunities for community service and engagement

Academy Speakers

Speakers from small businesses, educational institutions, and corporations offer motivational and leadership guidance. Stay tuned for a special announcement on the 2017 Academy speakers!

Tuition and Fees

$2,495.00 -Two Week Boarding Program

Tuition and fees include, curriculum, meals, and field trips.

Financial Aid

We are committed to providing need-based assistance to select qualified applicants. We offer a maximum aid package of $500.00. Please indicate the request for financial assistance on the application.

Apply early. Financial aid is provided on a first come basis.

Admission Criteria

Participants are selected on a competitive basis. A qualified application includes the following components:

  • Completed online application
  • Required release forms (see application)
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Essay

Application Process

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Recent high school transcript
  • A 2-page essay on the one of the following topics:

What person in your community has made a positive impact and discuss how that person inspires you.

-or-

Describe two creative activities that could help make your community a better place.

After acceptance to the program, the following documents are required.

  • Medical and photo release form
  • Immunization record

The essay and required forms can be sent via the email that will be delivered after the application has been processed.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Princeton University. The application process is now closed. We have extended the deadline of the Swarthmore College program to April 30, 2017. Swarthmore College is located in Swarthmore, PA and the program dates are July 9-21, 2017. The campus is ranked by Forbes magazine as the #4 Liberal Arts college in the country.  Please click here to apply for consideration.

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required with submission of the  form below.  Financial aid is not available for the application fee.