2022 Next Gen Leaders Program Application

2022 NextGen Leaders Program Application


Disability:IN’s NextGen Leader Initiatives consists of a six-month mentorship program for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. Our program connects NextGen Leaders to experienced professionals from our corporate partners, creating supportive relationships to navigate the job search. We want our mentees to gain as many corporate connections as possible by the time they leave this program, but there is no guarantee that our NextGen Leaders will get a job offer during the program.


The program is highly selective and receives over a thousand applications each year. Completion of this application does not guarantee a place in the program; your acceptance is contingent on the strength of your application.


This online application must be completed by January 9, 2022, by 11:59pm ET. This site will not allow you to save information and return to it later to add additional information. If you leave the site before hitting the "Submit" button, your information will not be saved, and it will not be submitted. If you receive an error message please email alyse@disabilityin.org to assist you!


To participate in the 2022 NextGen Leader Initiatives, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate (graduated no earlier than 2020) from a US college or university 
  • Self-identify as an individual with any type of disability
  • Individuals that are not US citizens are welcome to participate in this program if they 1) are a current student at or recent graduate of US college or university and 2) have the proper work authorization documents.


Disability:IN does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, and marital status. We highly encourage students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, women, and veterans to apply for our programs.


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Program Questions

Thank you for applying to be a 2022 NextGen Leader. In order for your application to be complete, please read through our expectations and guidelines and check the boxes, should you be accepted to the program.                                                                                                                                                                       

If I am selected to be a 2022 NextGen Leader, I will: