Apply to the LBJ Women's Campaign School

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Apply to the LBJ Women's Campaign School

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Join a community of women leaders  

As a nonpartisan, issue-neutral program, the LBJ Women's Campaign School focuses on building the skills leaders need in the political arena, not on our partisan differences. If you are a business leader, lawyer, campaign staffer, community advocate, government worker, nonprofit director, or activist and you are ready to run or manage a campaign, this program is for you. It doesn't matter if you plan to run for school board or U.S. Senate, manage a race for city council or Congress, we can help you get ready to win!

Applications are now closed for our next session, which begins May 30, 2024.

Financial aid is given on a need basis as long as available funds remain. Round 1 applicants who apply by Dec. 1 will receive priority funding. Out-of-state applicants will receive special consideration because of grant opportunities available to Texas state residents.

TWU's (Texas Woman's University) Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership provides competitive, full-tuition grant funding to all Texas residents.

You are eligible for this competitive, full-tuition grant if you are:

  • not a full-time student
  • not a current elected official
  • not a current candidate
  • not a precinct chair

If you are a Texas resident accepted to the LBJ Women's Campaign School, you will be asked to fill out an additional application for the grant, which includes a check request form, W-9, direct deposit form, and a signed letter of acceptance that designates the rules of the grant and that you accept them. Additionally, you cannot have a hold on your account by the State of Texas to be eligible for the grant. If you have questions about a potential hold on your account, please contact the Texas Comptroller's office.