Become A Fellow Shucker Center for Leadership Development Furman University

The application process is open to incoming freshmen between July 1 and August 24. To apply, complete the application and recommendation forms on this page. To meet current Shucker Fellows, visit the Shucker Leadership Institute table during our summer orientation resource fairs.

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To be considered for the Shucker Leadership Institute, students should complete our application form on this page and submit one letter of recommendation from a non-relative. Applications are due August 24. Incoming freshman are eligible to apply. Completed applications will be reviewed by an application committee comprised of staff and students. We will select a number of students to interview and then select a class of 25 participants.

Please have your reference submit a letter of recommendation using this link:recommendation form.​



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