Recommend a Student

We greatly appreciate your time to support the growth of Central Ohio’s most promising high school rising junior and senior student leaders! Your recommendation is an important component of a students selection for COLA and helps us have a better picture for how they have and will continue to contribute positively to your school or organization.

Student recommendation letters must be submitted on letterhead via the link above. Your letter should detail the student’s character, leadership qualities, and desire to learn and cultivate leadership further.

Alternatively, letters can be submitted via email to Program Assistant, Andrea Summers at Letters must be received by March 31, 2019 and should be written on letterhead.

Please send questions to Andrea Summers, Program Administrator at

“Recommending me for the Central Ohio Leadership Academy was the best/biggest opportunity that has ever been presented to me.” – Ama Aidoo, 2014 COLA Alumna



“Thank you so much for recommending me for this program by writing a letter. That letter changed my life.”- Mava Ba, 2014 COLA Alumna