Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Montgomery Leadership Program (MLP). You are about to take the first step in building the skills that will help you change the world.

While completing your application, you will need to supply MLP with three references, a series of short statements related to your character traits, and a 500-word max essay.

Student Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Our online application will guide you through the process. You will be asked to supply detailed information that you may want to organize before beginning the process. The following explanation will help you in your preparations.

Logging Into and Exiting the Application Process

After you login, you may exit the system at any time. The information you have entered will be saved when you select the "Save & Proceed" button at the bottom of each page. You can login at a later time, review and edit your completed information, and continue. After you have entered all required information, you will be given an opportunity to review your package for accuracy.

While on the "Review" page, if you submit your application, your information will be saved in its current form and you will be unable to make any future changes.

Please Note: In the unlikely event that your computer or internet fails, we recommend that you complete your essay answers in a word processing document and then paste your responses into the online application.

Reference Information

You must supply three references. Your references should be adults that can objectively evaluate your integrity, character, level of responsibility, work ethic, and desire to serve others. Do not include friends or relatives in your list of references. Each reference must fit into one of the following categories:

  1. High School Teacher or Administrator
  2. Junior College or University Instructor, Professor, or Advisor
  3. Employer/Supervisor
  4. Service, Church, or Community Leader

You may not include more than 2 references from any single category.

You will need to provide MLP the name, telephone number, and email address for each reference during this process. So, have this information available.

Listed References Must Complete an Applicant Evaluation by 8:00AM on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Once your application is complete, each of your references will receive an automated email with a link to complete their online evaluation of you. Your application, must be complete (including the essay portion) in order for the automated reference email to be sent.

Monitoring the Status of Your Application

You can monitor the status of your application by going to the MLP homepage, www.mlp.msstate.edu clicking the "APPLY ONLINE" button, and logging in. You will see each reference you listed and which references have completed their evaluation. It is your responsibility to prompt your references to complete the process before the deadline at 8:00AM on Wednesday, September 25.