2013 Aspire Application
UAHuntsville’s Aspire program provides first year students with an opportunity to meet, learn from and network with student leaders, faculty and staff. Aspire members will learn about themselves and their leadership style, focus on strengthening leadership skills, and building relationships. Throughout this program, members will learn about ways to get involved in Student Life at UAHuntsville.
- Please complete all sections. Information about your commitment, GPA, major, and class schedule must be completed.
- One confidential reference letter (in a sealed envelope) must accompany this application. The letter should be mailed to Kacey Schaum. References should be non-family members with whom you interact on campus (faculty, staff, advisor, or president of an organization) or an organization you volunteer within the community.
Aspire is designed to inform and increase the skills of first year students through interaction with campus administration, faculty and staff, consultants in the leadership field, student leaders and with fellow participants throughout the Spring semester. Application does not guarantee selection. Class size is up to 20 participants for each class (one class per year). Class member selection is based on the following criteria:
• Class Standing: First-Year
• Diverse groups of emerging leaders
• High standards of personal integrity
• Demonstrated campus involvement or aspirations to become more involved
• Record of school and personal achievements
• Commitment of necessary time and effort to complete the program
• Representation from a cross-section of the campus population
Applications are confidential. Aspire will use information submitted for website information, should you be selected for the class. Please provide sufficient information to enable the committee to determine your eligibility based on your GPA, personal achievements, and campus involvement.
Please submit all application materials to Kacey Schaum, Assistant Director for Student Life, by Friday, November 2, 2012. All materials that are not submitted electronically should be mailed to 106 University Center or faxed to (256) 824-4883.
Financial Obligations: You may on occasion need to pay for your own meal if a meeting takes place at a local restaurant or if we travel for a retreat, other costs will be minimal.
Transportation and lodging will be provided for participants to and from retreats. Most meals will be covered at the retreats. Failure to participate will cause the student to be charged for lodging and any retreat costs paid in advance by the University.
If you have any further questions, please contact Kacey Schaum via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (256) 824-5420.
By checking this box, you are agreeing that you meet the above criteria and that you will submit all application materials by November 2, 2012.
Yes, I agree.
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What leader do you most admire, and what is it about his/her leadership style that you admire? (in 75 words or less)
What do you expect to gain from participation in Aspire? (in 75 words or less)
What do you hope to contribute to Aspire? (in 75 words or less)
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