|Important Dates for 2017-18
||Early Decision Application Deadline|
||Early Decision Notification|
|May 15||Early Decision Reply/Deposit|
|June 1||Regular Decision Application Deadline|
|July 1||Regular Decision Notification|
|July 14||Scholarship Awards Announced|
|August 1||Final Tuition Payment Due|
|Sept 13||First Session|
- Review Participant Responsibilities (below)
- Review the current session schedule to get an idea of what to expect. Agendas, locations, and day planners may change, but the general flow of the day will be similar.
- Review your calendar to make sure you are available for the 2017-18 session dates (the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September thru June).
- Complete the online application.
- Ensure reference letters are submitted on your behalf.
- Apply before June 1. The class is limited to 30, so consider applying early decision.
- 2017-2018 tuition is $1350 per person.
- The tuition covers lectures, site fees, materials, and meals associated with each program day.
- Costs associated with travel to and from the program are the responsibility of the participants (carpooling is encouraged).
To apply for a scholarship, simply check the appropriate box on the application and we will be in touch. Decisions are made in July.
The Leon and Florence Sturman Scholarship Fund was established by longtime Thetford residents Skip and Marilyn Sturman to honor and remember Skip’s parents, who were both dedicated and well-respected community leaders in Rochester, New York. Over more than 40 years, Leon and Florence Sturman assumed leadership roles on a multitude of civic and religious boards and committees. Often acting as President or Vice President, they furthered the work of a wide range of organizations, from the United Way to the Jewish Community Federation, the Baden Street Settlement House to the Women’s Human Relations Council, the P.T.A. to the Center for Governmental Research. Together they co-founded Rochester’s Sister Cities Program and established a youth exchange program with Rehovot, Israel, for which they received a Reader’s Digest Foundation “Outstanding Achievement” award. Upon the occasion of Leon’s death, one of his law partners said, “Leon felt a very high sense of responsibility to make a contribution to society. He always felt that he had an obligation to give something back.” Certainly those words apply equally well to both Florence and Leon Sturman and help explain why this scholarship fund is a fitting tribute to two special individuals who would wholeheartedly support Leadership Upper Valley’s mission “to inspire, educate, and engage leaders to better serve Upper Valley communities.”
Partial scholarships are awarded to those who apply for scholarships that do not receive the full scholarships that are outlined above. Participants who receive partial scholarships may pay the balance themselves, have employers pay the balance, or arrange to share the balance of the tuition with their employers.
What Happens Once I Apply?
- When we receive your complete application (including two letters of recommendation), we will review it and notify you of our decision within 4 to 6 weeks.
- If selected, we require a deposit to confirm your participation.
- If you are applying for a scholarship, you will receive further instructions with your acceptance.
- Full Tuition Payment is due August 1 for all participants.
Responsibilities of Participants
- Attend all of the sessions. Participants are allowed one excused absence.
- Prepare for session days by reviewing homework materials.
- Turn off/put away all communications devices during the sessions in order to create the best learning environment for all participants and presenters.
- Each class is required to organize and complete a service project.
- Participants introduce presenters (you will be asked to introduce 2-3 presenters throughout the year).
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Stacey Glazer loves to help people make connections and build community. She has been the Vital Communities webmaster for more than a decade, and since 2012 has also managed the Leadership Upper Valley program. She enjoys helping local leaders navigate the complex challenges raised by living in a bi-state community. Stacey also supports the regional town list discussion groups. Stacey has lived in Thetford Center, Vermont since 1999 and serves on the board of the Peabody Library, the oldest library in continuous use in Vermont, and the Vermont Arts Council. She earned her BS in Computer Science and Mathematics and an MA in Mathematics.