The Kaplan Leadership Program requires two letters of reference. Each reference will provide us with information about you in different contexts, and should be completed by people who know you well and can speak to your personal attributes. Please do not submit more than two references.

All applicants must submit one reference of each type listed below

  1. Academic Reference: Must be completed by a Professor or Teacher who has taught you in the last two years.
  2. Professional Reference: Must be completed by someone who can speak knowledgeably about you in a work, internship or volunteer context. This reference may come from a supervisor or peer.

If you know a current Kaplan Leadership Program Scholar or Alumnus well, we encourage you to use them as your Professional reference, depending upon the context in which you know them.

The following Reference Forms are available for download:

Please submit one reference of each type by the deadline date of Monday, May 16, 2016.

Completed Reference Forms should be emailed to Alternatively, they can be faxed to 212.492.5806 or mailed in a sealed envelope to Kaplan Leadership Program Admissions, 750 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10017.