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2018-2019 Neeley Fellows Recruiting Handout

What we're looking for: Extraordinary Potential

Where we're looking: TCU Undergraduate Students

Why you should look to us: Experientially Enhanced Academics plus Professional Development

If you prefer an enriched academic experience and working in a group with other highly motivated students; if you strive for personal growth and career development; if you want to set yourself apart and get the most out of your business school experience, then Neeley Fellows is for you!

Each year, approximately 32 students are selected as a Neeley Fellow to recognize the highest levels of academic excellence, combined with leadership, service and strong communication skills.

Criteria to apply for Neeley Fellows:

  • TCU GPA of at least a 3.5 at the end of each semester of freshman year
  • Strong academic record from both high school and college
  • Demonstrate desire and ability to be a leader
  • Active participant in community service
  • Solid written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to both curricular and co-curricular components of the program until graduation
  • Subject to good standing with the University

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Neeley Fellows are chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Program.  Informational interviews are conducted by current students as well as a roundtable event held with Neeley Fellows alumni.  Final selections are based on the criteria listed above, SAT/ACT scores, assessment of fit within the program, letter of recommendation and overall strength of the application.  Selected applicants will be notified by mid-June.

Application Process for eligible first-year students

Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA each semester of your first year to apply to this program.

Complete and submit the online application by 5 p.m. on March 22, 2019.

Part 2: OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS - 2019 Application Instructions for Class of 2022

Please click the link above for detailed application instructions. Application highlights are listed below.

Complete and submit to Tandy Hall 380 by 5 p.m. on March 22, 2019.

  • RESUME: Submit your descriptive resume, in the format of the sample in the "2019 Application Instructions for Class of 2022" packet linked above.

  • COVER LETTER: Include a well-written cover letter addressed to Meg Lehman, Program Director, Neeley Fellows.

  • NEELEY FELLOWS YOU KNOW CHECKLIST: Please indicate all individuals within the program you have previously met or had a conversation with, including all members of your social sorority/fraternity. 


  • RECOMMENDATION LETTER: Please have one letter of recommendation mailed to: 

    Meg Lehman
    Program Director
    2932A Merida Ave., Rm. 255
    Fort Worth Texas 76109


    Email to Meg Lehman, Program Director:

    The recommendation letter may not be from a family member or a current Neeley Fellow. Letters are due by 5 p.m. on March 22, 2019.

After applying you will receive an email with details about the following:

Part 3: INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS: You will participate in face-to-face informational interviews between March 29 – April 12, 2019 with two current Neeley Fellows assigned to you. Dress is casual.

Part 4: FELLOWS RECRUITING ROUNDTABLE: You will be asked to attend a networking session with Fellows Alumni in Smith Hall Room 104 on April 14, 2019. You will be notified for your morning or afternoon session. Business professional attire. 

If you have any questions concerning the application process for the Neeley Fellows Program, please contact Meg Lehman, Program Director at 817-257-4979 or

For information regarding applying to BOTH Neeley Fellows and BNSF Leadership Program, please visit the Neeley Premier Programs webpage.

Important Dates to Note

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