HERS Institute Application

“The HERS Institute is a leadership development program for women in higher education. [It] is a transformational, leadership development program for women in higher education, founded to fill leadership pipelines across the United States with dynamic women, each capable of ushering their respective institutions into a more inclusive and equitable future.” – HERS Network

Applications for employees to receive sponsorship to attend the HERS Institute are reviewed by the PCSW, who recommends finalists to the University President. The President then makes the final selection of the representative to be sponsored to attend a HERS Institute of their choice. Upon selection, the recipient will be provided with additional information to register for the Institute.

How to Apply

Note: You will need to prepare a self-descriptive letter and a resume/CV to include in your application.


  • Begin the application process on the HERS website
  • Create a new account and password
  • Create a Word document that includes the sections and components of the application including identifying the HERS Institute you would like tot attend
  • Submit your application, self-descriptive letter, resume, and a letter of support from your direct supervisor to pcsw@mnsu.edu by December 15th 2023.