The Knight 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
To qualify for the Knight 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
historically under-served population, and/or demonstrate
significant economic need.
Students will participate in leadership development and academic
enrichment workshops, including a ropes course, academic coaching,
team building activities with other incoming freshmen and
upperclassmen and developing a deeper understanding of resources at
The Knight Summer Leadership Institute is a residential program.
Students will be expected to reside in the College’s residence
halls, both commuters and residents, for the duration of the
program. Program participants who will be residing on campus during
the fall semester will be moving directly into their permanent
rooms. Cars will not be permitted on campus during the program.
August 19-25, 2017
How to Apply
Click here to download the 2017 application.
In order to be considered for the Knight Summer Leadership
- Applications are due by July 19. Please return completed
Knight Summer Leadership Institute
c/o Office of Student Success
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
- Applicants must have a completed FAFSA on file with the Office
of Financial Aid.
- Qualified applicants must have paid their deposit to the
College through the Office of Admissions.
Finalists will be notified by the end of July, and will be
required to attend an on-campus interview with the Knight Summer
Leadership Institute Selection Committee.
Call the Office of Student Success at 845-569-3176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org