President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton at the Presidential Leadership Scholars Graduation, class of 2015. Photo by Grant Miller for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

WATCH: President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush reflect on being a grandfather

“When you become a grandfather, you fall in love all over again. And that’s what happened.“

In this video, President Clinton reflects on advice he received from President Bush on becoming a grandfather at the 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholars graduation.

The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program (PLS) is a partnership between the Clinton Presidential Center, George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation to cultivate the next generation of civic leaders. This program provides one-of-a-kind leadership development to individuals from the private, nonprofit, public, and military sectors who have a strong record of professional achievement, a commitment to their community, and a collaborative spirit that is open to new ideas about leadership.


Applications are now open for the fourth Class of Scholars. To apply or to learn more about the PLS program, please visit www.presidentialleadershipscholars.org.

The 2017 Class of Scholars continues to convene, and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 13 at the Bush Center in Dallas, TX. To read firsthand experiences on what the program has meant to them, visit the PLS Medium, and for the latest updates, follow PLS on Twitter @PLSProgram.