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2019-2020 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.

Refer to 2020 Application Instructions for Class of 2023 for details on the Neeley Fellows application process. Application highlights are listed below.

Complete and submit the online application by 5 p.m. on March 20, 2020.

Part 2: OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS – Submitted Online by Applicant 
Complete and submit online the following documents by 5 p.m. on March 20, 2020. Pay special attention to detailed instructions provided in the 2020 Application Instructions for Class of 2023 document including naming convention, template provided and specific instructions.

  • RESUME: Submit your one-page resume, in the requested format. Click here for template and sample.

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

Part 3: Letter of Recommendation – Submitted on Student's Behalf by Recommender
Letters are due by 5 p.m. on March 20, 2020 so please request letter of recommendation with adequate time for the writer to complete by due date.

  • RECOMMENDATION LETTER: Please have one letter of recommendation addressed to Meg Lehman, Neeley Fellows Program Director. Letter of recommendation should be emailed to Cathy Cox, Neeley Fellows Program Specialist:

    The recommendation letter may not be from a family member or a current Neeley Fellow.  

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

Part 4: INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS: You will participate in face-to-face informational interviews between March 27 – April 9, 2020 with two current Neeley Fellows assigned to you. Dress is casual.

Part 5: NEELEY FELLOWS ALUMNI ROUNDTABLE: You will be asked to attend a networking session with Fellows Alumni in Neeley 2303 on April 19, 2020. You will be notified for your morning or afternoon session closer to the date, but please keep this entire date open until specific time assignments are communicated. Dress is business professional. 

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

For a comparison of the Neeley Fellows and the BNSF Neeley Leadership programs, please visit the Neeley Premier Programs webpage. Please note that you may not apply to both programs.

Important Dates to Note

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