Application Form

Personal Information


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.

Academic Information

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 500-600 words about why you think this program will help further academic and/or professional goals.

Additional Scholarship Essays

SIWP Scholarship Application (Optional)

Email your response to Please indicate "SIWP Scholarship Essay" in the email's subject line.
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.

Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship (Optional)

If you are a member of a federally recognized tribe, you are eligible to apply for the Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship, sponsored by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. See for more details.

Email your response to Please indicate "Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship" in the email's subject line.

Question: In 350 words, please answer “What do you believe are the most important issues that Native communities are confronted with today, and how do you see yourself in the equation of solving these issues?” 

Additional Questions