Application Process


  • Applicants must be women who are registered Democrats and who reside in the state of Arizona.
  • Applicants must be prepared to commit to attend everyday, from July 16-July 22, plus homework and preparation.

Summer Application Process for 2017

  • Applications are online hereThe application deadline is May 15, 2017.
  • Interviews of prospective candidates will take place mid May. Dates to be determined.
  • Between 20-25 women from across the state who meet the criteria will be selected for participation in the program.
  • Announcement of the Summer Class of 2017 will be made on June 1.

Application Fees

  • There is a $50 non-refundable application fee due at the time of filing your applicaton. Pay this fee here.
  • If selected, there is a $750 tuition fee due prior to the first scheduled class.

Emerge Arizona believes that tuition should NOT be a barrier to participation in the program. Partial financial aid may be awarded after admission to the program.

Selection Criteria

Emerge Arizona seeks bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective political leadership and are committed to run for elective office and who have:
  • evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community
  • interest in running for political office
  • demonstrated ability to bring together disparate groups to achieve a goal
  • ability and desire to build effective networks
  • ability to articulate a personal political vision
  • demonstrated ability to inspire others
  • commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the trainings

Emerge embraces diversity and encourages applications from all women regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical abilities.


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