The Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship began in 2015 as a partnership between The George Washington University and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians with two goals in mind: to prepare the next generation of leaders in Indian County, and to honor and preserve the legacy of service and leadership of the late Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich. The George Washington University and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians invite qualified Native American applicants to apply for this prestigious opportunity.
The Native American Political Leadership Program’s Core Courses:
January 17 – May 5, 2017
- Electoral & Legislative Processes
- Practicum in Political Management
May 8-12, 2017
In addition to the two core courses students will take in the Native American Political Leadership Program, Fellowship students will attend a special week-long seminar series that consists of briefings with key policy makers, issue advocates, and community leaders in Washington.
Who is Eligible?
Native American undergraduate or graduate students who are members of a federally recognized tribe are eligible to apply for the Milanovich Fellowship. Applicants who are members of a federally recognized California tribe will be given preference by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians review committee.
Applicants applying for the Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship must submit an application for the Native American Political Leadership Program, required support materials, and an additional 350 word essay answering, “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?” The application packet will be considered by a committee of reviewers for the fellowship.
Spring Semester 2016 Application Deadlines:
- Priority Deadline: October 1, 2016
- Final Deadline: November 1, 2016