2. My son or daughter is applying to the program. How can they improve their chances of being accepted into CLC?
We highly recommend that your student communicates directly with the CLC Office if they have questions about the program rather than having a parent ask questions on their behalf. We want to get to know your student during the selection process to evaluate their professionalism and interest in the program.
3. I am prospective scholar, how can I improve my chances of being accepted into the program?
Attention to detail, having a winning attitude, and professionalism are all very important to us in CLC. Please know that as you are communicating with the CLC Office Staff and Scholars, all team members are part of the selection process.
4. How do I access the online application?
Click here to access the CLC online application. We strongly suggest that you type up the essays beforehand so that you can check for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes.
5. What do you look for in the written applications?
We are looking for your professionalism and candor. Your application should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. Your commitment to leadership, service and your personality should shine through. You should also demonstrate knowledge about the program, what you can contribute to it, and why you want to be a member of CLC.
6. What are you looking for in a resume?
Be sure to highlight your academic, work, community service, work experience, extracurricular involvement, leadership experiences and achievements. There are many resources on the internet that can help you with formatting. We also strongly advise that you consult with a career counselor at your high school or college to receive feedback. We will only accept resumes that are 1 page in length.
7. When will I find out if I was selected to participate in on-campus interview day (Monday, March 10, 2014)?
Friday, February 21, 2014.
8. What is the schedule like for the March 10th final interviews?
If you are one of the 72 on-campus finalists, you will be invited for either a morning (8:30 a.m. -12:25 p.m.) or afternoon interview session (11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). All 72 finalists will be invited to a lunch hosted by the Chancellor, Pam Shockley-Zalabak. You will also participate in a panel interview with a current CLC Scholar, board member, alumna and other key supporters of the program. In addition, a group interview will be conducted by current CLC Scholars. Campus tours will be available for students and their families, as well as an information session for parents and spouses to answer any questions about the CLC program or UCCS.
The tentative 2014 interview schedule is shown below. Each color represents one group of applicants- for example, the applicants included in the bright green group for the morning session would attend the Interview Panel C at 8:30 a.m., the Campus Tour at 9:30 a.m., the Student Group Interviews at 10:30a.m. and finish their interview day with lunch at 11:30 a.m. All participants will have lunch with the Chancellor at 11:30 a.m. You will be notified of your session and group assignments on Friday, February 21st.
9. What is the expected attire for the CLC Interviews?
Business professional attire is expected at the CLC Interview. Please see the graphic below for more information.
10. I’m from out-of-state. If selected as a finalist, how can I participate in the interviews?
Priority consideration will be given to out-of state candidates who can appear in-person for the interviews. In the past, we have offered Skype interviews, but the interview format has changed and it will be difficult to evaluate your candidacy fairly without meeting you in-person. Skype interviews may be available in extraordinary circumstances, but cannot be guaranteed.
11. Can I receive additional scholarship funding from other sources?
Yes, you can and we encourage you to visit the financial aid page for other opportunities at UCCS: http://www.uccs.edu/finaid/index.html. Please note that if you receive a Kane scholarship which covers all of your tuition expenses, you would not receive an additional $4,000 from CLC. However, you could still participate in both programs.