Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program

In May 1993, State Senator Royce West established an internship program through a partnership with Paul Quinn College and the Texas Veterans Land Board. The goal was to help students acquire paid employment experience. Named the Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program to honor the renowned Dallas physician and educational advocate, the program has since been expanded to include any qualified student in District 23, which includes:

  • Parts of Dallas
  • Duncanville
  • DeSoto
  • Lancaster
  • Cedar Hill
  • Cockrell Hill
  • Hutchins
  • Grand Prairie

Requirements/Elegibility

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year college/university as an undergraduate or graduate student, or enrolled in a medical, dental or professional graduate program
  • Reside in District 23
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts with a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA
  • New applicants must type a 250-word essay, "What Is an Internship?" or "Why Is an Internship Important?"
  • Returning students must type a 250-word essay, "How Have I Benefited from the Leadership Program?"
  • Include a black and white photograph
  • Professional and detailed résumé
  • A letter documenting past and present community service and volunteerism

Any student seeking information about the Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program, please contact Senator Royce West's office.

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