Fund Details
Kaplan Leadership Program 2018 Application


Program Benefits:

  • Academic advising and transfer admissions support to help you transition from your associate's degree program to a bachelor's degree program.
  • Work one-on-one with an academic advisor to define your leadership path at your community college and beyond.
  • Work one-on-one with a transfer admissions advisor in order to identify the right four-year program for you and remain competitive as a transfer admissions applicant. 
  • Visit four-year schools throughout the US.
Financial support.
  • Get a scholarship of up to $3,000 per year toward your associate's degree.
  • Get a Living Stipend of up to $500 a month.
  • Qualify for additional funding for educational costs, including living expenses, transportation, books, etc. 
Personal development, leadership training, and mentoring.
  • Participate in leadership workshops given by industry leaders and other professionals.
  • Improve your skills with individual tutoring in Math, English, and the Sciences. 
  • Get career counseling, job placement support, and admissions guidance for graduate and professional programs.
  • Mentoring  from KLP Alumni. 
Cultural Enrichment Opportunities.
  • Broaden your cultural experiences through events and visits focusing on the rich diversity of NYC. 
All applicants to the Kaplan Leadership Program must meet the following qualifications for consideration:
  • Be a current student enrolled in an accredited associate's degree program in the New York City area
  • Earned Minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Completed 24 to 30 non-remedial college credits by the end of your Spring 2018*Semester 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Qualify for federal and/or state financial aid
  • Be Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
  • Committed to transfer to a bachelor's program immediately upon completion of associate's degree 
*If you will have earned more than 30 credits towards your degree by Spring 2018, but still have at least one year to complete your associate’s degree, please contact the Foundation directly to discuss your qualifications.  

Selection Criteria:
The Kaplan Leadership Program is looking for students that understand the importance of a great education in building a successful career. If you are a high achiever with ambitions to challenge yourself and become a leader in your profession and community, apply! We are looking for students that meet the following criteria:
  • Achievement and Academic Ability: Possess strong academic record at the community college that includes consistent course enrollment, degree progress and grades. 
  • Financial need: Demonstrated financial need (Federal Pell and/or NY State Tap eligible) 
  • Persistence: Proven record of success by persevering through personal, academic and professional challenges. 
  • Leadership: Taking initiative and able to meet set a path to meet and exceed personal, academic and professional expectations. 
  • Desire to help others: Be an engaged global citizen, committed to putting your skills, abilities and passion to work in order to improve the lives of others and the needs of society as a whole.  

Learn More about the Kaplan Leadership Program:
  • Visit our Website at
  • Email questions to
  • Call our Information Line at (212) 707-5300
  • Attend a Kaplan Leadership Program Application Workshop at your school. 
  • Check our website for current information on schedule or Go to your school’s scholarship representative or designated contact (information available on our website, last question under the FAQ section).

** KLP benefits, eligibility, and selection criteria are subject to change.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Ayania Wellington at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/22/2018 11:59 PM