Open to all Texas undergraduate and graduate students
The Conrad Program is managed at UNT Dallas, but is open to all qualified undergraduate and graduate students across Texas. You do not need any affiliation
with UNT Dallas to apply. See full application requirements below.
Empower. Equip. Impact.
Texas State Senator Royce West established the Conrad Leadership Program to help Texas
students gain employment experience before they graduate.
The program is named after the renowned Dallas African-American physician and educational advocate, Dr. Emmett J. Conrad.
Since being established in 1993, there are now more than 2500 Conrad Alumni.
Maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4-point grading scale). This
allows for your consideration for the program. Many of the employment sponsors have
higher grade point average requirements.
Complete the on-line application process and provide required documentation (references,
resume, transcript). Attend mandatory orientation.
Pass selection committee interview.
Commit to participate in one service learning project and two summer professional
Pass employer sponsor interview.
Adhere to company employment policies and procedures (Submit to criminal background
check, credit check, and/or drug tests, when required by employers).
"My experience being a Conrad Scholar was nothing short of amazing! As a Conrad Scholar, I was given the unique opportunity to enhance my professional skills and expand my network through leadership workshops and interactions with distinguished alumni of the Conrad Leadership Program.
From Dallas College: Dallas College is proud to announce that two of its leaders are among the 50 fellows who have been named to the prestigious Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ (HACU) Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.
The Honorable Erica R. Hughes is committed to bringing diversity and change to the justice system through Compassion, Integrity and Justice for all. Erica R. Hughes was appointed by Attorney General, Merrick Garland, as a U.S. Immigration Judge in 2021. She was the first African American Female to serve as presiding Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law # 3, serving from 2019-2021.