President Bush and President Clinton at the launch of the PLS program. Photo by Paul Morse
Presidential Leadership Scholars in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Photo by Andrew Kaufmann
President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and President Clinton at the 2017 graduation in Dallas, TX. Photo by Grant Miller
Presidential Leadership Scholars Graduation in Little Rock, AR. Photo by Grant Miller

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We’re making a difference in the world applying lessons in leadership learned from the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.







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Meet Some of Our Scholars

Scholar Story

The Frontlines of a Disaster Response

Meet William McNulty,
Class of 2015

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A Game Plan for Winning at Life

Meet Daron Roberts,
Class of 2015

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The Power of Story

Meet Holly Gordon,
Class of 2015

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Who We Are

A Historic Collaboration

The presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson bring together leaders from across the non-profit, military, public, and private sector fields to learn first-hand from these four presidencies. The bipartisan program produces bold and principled leaders who are committed to solving our greatest challenges, both domestically and across the world.


Featured News

President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton at the Presidential Leadership Scholars program launch in 2014.

Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at PLS Fifth Anniversary Celebration

2020 Key Dates

Jan 28 Opening Week: Washington, D.C.
Feb 27 George H.W. Bush Presidential Center, College Station, TX
Mar 26 William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR
Apr 30 George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas, TX
Jun 1 Applications for the 2020 Class Open
May 28 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Center, Austin, TX
Jun 23 Closing Week: Little Rock, AR
Aug 31 Applications for the 2020 Class Close
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