Apply to CCLI

Apply to CCLI

The 2021 César E. Chávez Leadership Institute application is open. 

CCLI applicants must be Arizona high school students entering grades 11th and 12th in the Fall of 2021 to be eligible to participate in July 2021. Selected participants attend the program at no cost to the student.

Essays and transcript can be automatically uploaded to the online application.

Compose a personal essay that answers one of the following questions (700 words max). Please include your name and grade in the top right corner.

1. Pretend you were chosen to speak on behalf of the state of Arizona at a national leadership convention describing an issue or obstacle faced in your community. Create a speech describing your issue and the solution you want to implement. 

2. You are required to spend the next year of your life in either the past or the future. What year would you travel to and why? What would you want to accomplish or change during that time?

Acceptance and Notification

The César E. Chávez Leadership Institute Program will send you notification via email that your application has been received. We are unable to accept telephone calls regarding the status of student applications while they are being processed. Students will be sent a letter by email regarding the outcome of their application in April.

Summer 2021 Timeline

Dates listed below are subject to change.

January 4, 2021 2021 César E. Chávez Leadership Institute program application made available
January-February 2021

CCLI Information Sessions and Application Workshops held for selected schools and via Zoom/Facebook Live

April 9, 2021 Notification letters sent out via email
July 12 - July 16, 2021

CCLI virtual program

*By submitting your application, you agree that ASU may contact you regarding ASU events and enrollment.