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Newcomb College Institute has awarded all Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) grants for the 2015-16 academic year.  Please check back in the fall semester of 2016 for NCI grant applications to support your attendance to a PLEN workshops in D.C.

Information on the PLEN grants

NCI PLEN grants are awarded to full-time undergraduates through a competitive application process. NCI grants can be used for flight reimbursement, lodging, and the PLEN workshop registration fee. Students can apply directly to PLEN to have the $125 seminar fee covered. If a student is not selected to receive NCI funding support, a student can still attend the PLEN conference through self-funding or through another funding source.

If you would like to meet with Betsy to discuss PLEN and the NCI funding application process, please reach out to her at to schedule a time to meet prior to the application due date.

Past PLEN Sessions that will occur again in 2016-17

Check back at the start of next school year for NCI funding applications for PLEN 2016-17 workshops. Click on the links below to view past conference schedules:

Women, Business, and Policy

Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy

Women in STEM Policy

Women in Public Policy

Women Unlocking Nonprofits

Women and Congress

Women in Global Policy


For more information, contact Betsy Lopez at


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