Please read these instructions carefully before you begin your application. You will be required to provide specific information and upload documents before you can complete the application. If you do not have these documents prepared, you may not be able to complete the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
There are six (6) sections.
Section 1 – Personal Information: Campus and permanent contact information are required.
Section 2 – Institutional Information: Information about undergraduate and graduate/professional programs (if appropriate). If not currently enrolled in a higher education institution, the applicant is required to provide details about plans to enroll in graduate/professional school.
Section 3 – ODK Information: Applicants are asked to provide information about the circle of initiation (also known as the circle of affiliation), any leadership positions held, and any volunteering that they may have done with their circle. Preference is given to applicants who are active in their circle. This includes members who may not have held a formal leadership position but have served the circle in many ways.
Section 4 – Written Statements: Follow the directions for the written statements carefully. Applicants are required to submit two (2) written statements through this form (500-word maximum). PDF or other documents will not be accepted for written statements. It is recommended that applicants write statements in a text editing program and copy the proofed/edited text into the text box when ready to submit. Pay close attention to format instructions.
Section 5 – Recommendations: Recommendation letters should be submitted separately by the recommenders directly to ODK. Applicants must provide them with the link to the recommendation form. Applicants are also required to provide ODK with the name, institution/organization, and email address of your recommenders so that we may track their submissions. Use only the link below.
Section 6 – Documents: An unofficial transcript and resume are required in .pdf form. The applicant’s attached resume should focus on campus, volunteer, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership skills.
All required information must be complete. Any incomplete information may result in the application not being considered by the committee.
If all the documentation and essays are prepared in advance, this application should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete and submit.
Application hints: This is considered a professional level application. Your submission will be judged on style, grammar, syntax, and quality of writing. Please make sure you review your essays to ensure they are of the highest quality.
When the applicant has all the documentation required, prepared written statements, the recommender information, and is ready to complete the application, select NEXT.
If any part of the required documentation or information is missing or not complete, EXIT the form now.