Enhance your academics and personal growth with a living-learning experience designed exclusively for first-year students.

Students who want to strengthen their leadership qualities are encouraged to apply for the Emerging Leaders Program, a focused experience that blends specialized coursework with residential programming and co-curricular projects to give motivated first-year students an opportunity to shine.

In addition to the program’s personal-enrichment rewards, participating students also benefit from a $2,000 first-year scholarship!

Successful students will be inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success, a collegiate organization of more than 350,000 members devoted to goal fulfillment, community involvement and leadership.


To inquire about this and other leadership opportunities at Paul Smith’s College, please contact Courtney Bringley using the information provided below. Thank you.

Courtney Bringley
(518) 327-6059


  • $2,000 scholarship
  • Orientation and leadership retreat
  • Leadership & life skills workshops
  • Customized First-Year Seminar
  • Specially-designated residence hall
  • Service learning project
  • Career preparation
  • Goal fulfillment
  • Civic engagement
  • Recognition ceremony
  • National society membership