How do we accomplish this task? Students are immersed in a program that honors their leadership skills, networking opportunities, community discovery, and a large class project. The class meets for a full-day of varied curriculum based on a set of topics from September through April.

Where do I apply? You can submit an application electronically, download the application here or you can visit the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce for more information.

When is the deadline? The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 class is August 3rd, 2016. Apply here.

How do I know if I’m accepted? Completed applications will be reviewed by the Leadership Scotts Bluff board of Directors.

When are interviews? Dates for panel interviews with board members of Leadership Scotts Bluff will be in August at the Chamber offices. Applicants will be notified to schedule an interview time.

What is tuition? The tuition for the 2016-2017 program was $500 per participant

When are sessions? Sessions are once a month and regularly start in September.

Are all sessions mandatory? In order to graduate from the program, participants are only allowed to miss one session or two half days.

Is there any travel? Travel is minimal within Scotts Bluff County with the exception of the legislative trip to Lincoln, NE which is an overnight trip.

What about the class project? Every class plans and develops a fund raising event called Hoops 4 Heroes. The event take place during March Madness. The class is responsible for selecting a hero, or heroes, of choice as recipients of the raised funds. Additionally, they must plan virtually every aspect of the event: fundraising, entertainment, catering, theme, etc.

What is involved in LSB? Time, dedication and willingness to both learn and teach. Students will learn about themselves, their community, and their peers. Additionally, through their experiences, they will play the role of both student and teacher. There will be areas of the program that will not be new to every student. Their job in those situations is to become a teacher for their fellow students.

What candidate is suggested for the program? The ideal candidate is a member of the community that wants to become engaged in the process of making Scotts Bluff County a better place. They can be an executive, a volunteer, self-employed, work for government or the private sector. The key is that they want to be a part of the solution(s).