Appalachian Leadership Academy

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, in cooperation with Cotiga Development Company, is proud to sponsor the Appalachian Leadership Academy. The mission of the Appalachian Leadership Academy is "to identify Southern students with outstanding character and prepare them with the leadership and diversity skills needed to serve as engaged, conscientious citizens as they enter the business, political, and academic world."

Students enrolled in the Academy are identified as Cotiga Fellows. Cotiga Fellows receive full tuition for four semesters and a book allowance. The Fellows also have the opportunity to lead positive change, have and impact in the greater community, and build a network of peers among local, regional, and state leaders.

When does the program begin and how do I apply?

Students begin the Appalachian Leadership Academy in the Spring Semester of 2014. However, the application process begins in mid-September, 2013, by attending one of the Interest Meetings, which are taking place on the following dates and times in Room 433 on the Williamson Campus. You will receive the application materials at the Interest Meeting. Meetings will last approximately 30 minutes and attendance at one meeting is required.

September 16: noon             Room 433

September 17: 6pm              Room 433

September 18: 6pm              Room 433

September 19: noon             Room 433