Application Form


Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we are required to ask the following question of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Answers will not affect our admissions decisions. Your cooperation is requested and appreciated.

List the names of all colleges and universities you attend or have attended, beginning with the most recent. Include institution name, dates of attendance, major/degree earned and date expected/received.
List all scholarships, prizes and awards with the date(s) received.
Please upload your current resume as a Word or PDF document.

Write an essay of 500 to 600 words explaining how participation in this program will further your academic and/or professional goals.

Please upload your essay as a Word or PDF file.
If you would like to be considered for a Semester in Washington Scholarship, please upload a personal statement that addresses the following: 1) Why do you want to attend the Semester in Washington Politics program? How do you feel you will benefit from the experience? 2) Why do you think you will succeed in this program? What experiences support this conclusion? 3) Please describe any financial needs you may have in financing your enrollment in the Semester in Washington Politics program. Not applicable for Native American Political Leadership Program applicants.

**Remember to submit ALL materials by the deadline for the program and session you are applying for**

Your application is not complete until you have submitted ALL additional materials that are not part of the online application. Please see our Apply page for details.