The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program. NAPLP is made possible by a generous grant from AT&T.
NAPLP scholarships are awarded to students based on academic ability, leadership potential, and an interest in politics. Students from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply. There is no application fee for those applying for the NAPLP scholarship.
What does the NAPLP scholarship cover?
- Tuition and fees for the two core classes, plus an optional third course (up to 9 credit hours total)
- Housing in a GW dormitory
- A stipend for books and living expenses, paid in two installments
- Airfare to and from Washington, D.C. (one round-trip ticket)