Shell young Leaders

Powering future ready Filipinos, the Shell Young Leaders Program started the year with inspiring activities for the 78 student leaders representing the selected 15 student organisations from 7 universities in Metro Manila. The capability building and mentoring sessions held last January 11, and February 2, 2020 paved the way for the students to be future ready through networking activities and upskilling workshops led by Shell leaders and ambassadors.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Shell Young Leaders Program!

  • First Place—UP Circuit, University of the Philippines
  • Second Place—UP Industrial Engineering Club, University of the Philippines
  • Third Place—UP Aggregates, University of the Philippines
  • Special Award: Communications Award—Industrial Management Engineering Society, De La Salle University

About the Shell Young Leaders Program

The Shell Young Leaders Programme is an 8-month program that:

  1. Strengthens school organizations through skills workshops and mentorship programs; and
  2. Awards the best performing organizations

It will run from September 2019 to June 2020, and is open to student organizations across Metro Manila.

Why join?

Get the chance to join an exclusive 8-month leadership program that will develop organizational and leadership skills. The program allows your organization to:

  • Join a series of capacity and leadership building workshops
  • Receive exclusive mentorship sessions with Shell senior leaders
  • Showcase your initiatives to Shell leaders
  • Network with Shell leaders, mentors, ambassadors and student leaders

Get to do all of these while getting the chance to win an award for the top three best organizations. At the end of the Program, winners will receive the following:

Top 3 Organizations

The top three (3) organizations will win attractive prizes, with ‘The Most Outstanding Student Organization of the Year’ walking away with grand prize worth over PHP100,000*!

  • First Prize – worth more than Php 100,000 ( cash sponsorship + Shell premiums)
  • Second Prize – worth more than Php 70,000 ( cash sponsorship + Shell premiums)
  • Third Prize – worth more than Php 50,000 ( cash sponsorship + Shell premiums)

Who should join?

The Shell Young Leaders Program is open to any Business or Engineering-based student organization that meets the following criteria:

1. Duly accredited organization for at least 2 years
2. Student organizations must fall under one of the three categories:

  • Professional - Groups with a unique focus, particularly in preparing students for professional lives/careers
  • Academic - Groups supportive of the mission of a particular academic department
  • General leadership - Groups that govern and develop leadership potential

3. Minimum membership size: thirty (30) members
4. School endorsement(s) to participate

Key milestones

1. Send an application using the following template - click here for the application forms

  • Closing date of application is October 7, 2019

2. Get selected – October 2019

  • Upon application, the Shell Young Leaders Program team will pick up to twenty organizations to be part of the project

3. Join the specially designed workshops – October 2019 - May 2020

  • Undergo a total of six sessions of capacity and leadership building workshops by industry experts – mandatory participation of representatives for all sessions
  • Receive Exclusive mentorship sessions with Shell senior leaders

4. Implement your annual plan – December 2019 – May 2020

  • Do all of these, of course while implementing the plans you set out at the start of the school year.
  • Present your mid-year (December 2019) and final reports (May 2020)

5. Get a chance to win the Shell Young Leaders Program

  • Join the Shell Young Leaders Program night and get a chance to be recognized as one of the top three best-run student organizations

Project mechanics

How can my organization apply?

Please fill up the following:

  1. duly accomplished organization application form
  2. Two-page outline of the organization’s plans and programs for AY 2019 – 2020 and a short paragraph describing the organization’s capacity to achieve these plans and programs
  3. a letter of endorsement from the college/university’s office of student affairs

How do we get selected?

The following are the criteria for selection into the Shell Young Leaders Program:

(1) Organizational capacity:

  • Robust organizational plan (15%) – how well the organizational plan aligns with the organization vision and proposition
  • Good financial standing (15%) – the organization’s health and potential to grow/achieve their year’s plans 

(2) Organizational impact (20%)

  • Relevance of organization’s plans to address wider issues to achieve the organization’s core purpose (i.e. how the organization’s mission-vision enables members to be workforce-ready Filipinos)

 (3) Plans and programs for 2019

  • Relevance (20%) – relevance of plans and programs in enhancing leadership and skills development and employability among its members
  • Creativity and innovation (15%) – use of creative and innovative solutions to implement plans and programs for AY 2019-2020
  • Sustainability (15%) – how the organization maximizes resources and networks to complete its plans and programs successfully

What are the next steps?

  • Applications must be submitted, in a zipped folder to
  • The Shell Young Leaders Program team will screen applications and inform the selected organizations within the first two weeks of October
  • Once selected, we will invite your organization to an onboarding meeting where further details and timelines of the project will then be shared
  • For further questions, please reach out to or +632 801 4444


Take a look at our FAQs for all common questions and taking part in the competition.

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