The National Leadership Academies supports America’s high-achieving high school students through career and focus-area programs and services. By creating the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists and the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, the National Leadership Academies is positioned to support students with skills, motivation, education, mentorship, and unique experiences, so they stay on track to achieve their goals.
The National Leadership Academies was founded on the belief that a strong emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of student success and is committed to supporting students in its development. The National Leadership Academies also recognizes that we must identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers as leaders and in the fields of medicine and the sciences.
The National Leadership Academies pays taxes, accepts no taxpayer assistance or private subsidies, and is completely self-sustaining through tuition from academic seminars and conferences.
Through the Academies’ Congress of Future Medical Leaders and the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, students are inspired and mentored by luminaries of their fields, as well as leaders from government and the public sector. Congress mentors include Nobel Laureates, top university deans, leaders in medical research and cutting-edge technology, as well as leaders from private industry and from across all fields.
All Congresses are honors programs and have a strict academic requirement, with all attendees nominated by their teachers or the Academy based on proven academic excellence and demonstrated a desire to study medicine, the sciences or leadership.
Places in each Congress are reserved for students on full academic scholarship who are selected by their teacher or guidance counselor for leadership ability and academic achievement. In addition, each Academy is proud to offer partial scholarships for all students with financial need.