MHC Shakti Program Application

Application Deadline

The priority application deadline has passed, but applications will continue to be accepted while space is still available in the program. The program fee is Rs 20,000 and is due within five days of admission to the program.

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Application Requirements

  1. A completed application form and an essay addressing the topic below. 
  2. A transcript* from the previous two years of secondary school. If your school is currently closed, you may self-report your grades. A decision will be made based on self-reported classes and grades with the expectation that an official transcript will be submitted after your school re-opens.
  3. A letter of recommendation* from a principal, school official or teacher addressing your personal and academic strengths, as well as your past or current leadership experience (if any).  If your school is closed and you cannot obtain a letter of recommendation at this time, please submit a statement of 300 words or less about your interest in leadership and the MHC Shakti program in lieu of the letter of recommendation.
* Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be emailed to mhcshakti@mtholyoke.edu or uploaded through the MHC Shakti online application form. Credentials submitted via email should include the student's name in the subject line.

Application Essay Topic

(300 words or less)

Imagine your life 10 years from now when you are pursuing the career of your choice. How do you see yourself as a leader? Who are the leaders who inspired you and why? Describe how your values and goals are linked to your leadership style.