Center for Student Success

Dyson Summer Leadership Institute

The Dyson Summer Leadership Institute is a comprehensive leadership program, designed to offer entering full-time freshmen from the Hudson Valley valuable leadership experience and academic skills in advance of their fall semester. The program is designed to enhance students’ personal development, welcome them into a community of student leaders, and assist in their transition to college life.


To qualify for the Dyson Summer Leadership Institute, applicants must be deposit-paid incoming freshmen from the Hudson Valley who will be the first in their family to go to college (first-generation college student), and/or members of a traditionally under-served population.

Program Details

The Dyson Summer Leadership Institute is a residential program. Students will be expected to reside in the College’s residence halls for the duration of the program. Cars will not be permitted on campus during the program.

Students will participate in leadership development and academic enrichment workshops.

Program Dates

July 15 - July 18, 2014

How to Apply

Click here to download the application.

To apply for the Dyson Summer Leadership Institute, students must: 

  1. Submit a completed application, postmarked by May 15, 2014. Application materials submitted after this date will not be considered. Please return completed applications to: Dyson Summer Leadership Institute, c/o Center for Student Success, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550.
  2. Complete a FAFSA, and make sure it's on file with the Office of Financial Aid.
  3. Pay the admissions deposit to the College through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by May 1, 2014.

Finalists will be notified by the end of May, and will be required to attend an on-campus interview with the Dyson Summer Leadership Institute Selection Committee.


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