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INSPIRE Pre-College Application

Program dates: July 2 – July 21, 2017
Application deadline: March 1, 2017

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program is a full scholarship open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian rising junior and senior high school students, including 2016 anticipated graduates, who want to spend 3-weeks on the George Washington University (GW) campus to learn about  intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government. The program is a full-day experiential undergraduate course, Native Politics and the American Political System taught by GW faculty, which will offer opportunities for students to meet and interview influential Native advocates who work in Washington, D.C.

As an added bonus, INSPIRE students live on campus and participate in recreational programs with the community of high school students enrolled in GW Pre-College programsLearn More


How to apply?

We encourage you to submit your application through our online system. The following list contains required supporting documents that may be submitted seperately:

  1. 350 Word Essay - Please write your essay stating why you are interested in the INSPIRE Pre-College Program and what you hope to learn. Indicate what type of career you want to pursue in public service or politics. How do you currently serve your community or how do you want to serve your community in the future?
  2. High School Transcript
  3. Proof of Tribal Enrollment or Ancestry
  4. Recommendation form completed by a teacher or counselor

All application materials must be recieved by March 1, 2017. We offer a wide variety of convenient ways for you to submit the required documents. You may submit the required documents by:

  • Attaching the documents to the online application; or
  • Emailing digital copies to inspire@gwu.edu; or
  • Faxing copies to 202-994-8471; or
  • Mailing copies to The Native American Political Leadership Program at the George Washington University, Attn: The INSPIRE Pre-College Program, 1922 F Street NW Suite 401, Washington, DC 20052.

Need a hard copy of the INSPIRE Pre-College Program's application? 
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Applicant's Information

If "No", are you a permanent resident or refugee?

Title VI 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 decision. Your cooperation is requested and appreciated, but is not required.

Applicant's Parent/Guardian Information

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Required Supporting Documents

Please make sure to submit all application materials (not just the online application) before the posted deadline. We offer a wide variety of convienenet ways for you to submit the required documents. You may submit the required documents by:

  • Attaching the documents below; or
  • Emailing digital copies to inspire@gwu.edu; or
  • Faxing copies to 202-994-8471; or
  • Mailing copies to The Native American Political Leadership Program at the George Washington University, Attn: The INSPIRE Pre-College Program, 1922 F Street NW Suite 401, Washington, DC 20052.

1.) 350 Word Essay

Please write your essay stating why you are interested in the INSPIRE Pre-College Program and what you hope to learn. Indicate what type of career you want to pursue in public service or politics. How do you currently serve your community or how do you want to serve your community in the future?

2.) High School Transcript

3.) Proof of Tribal Enrollment or Ancestry

The following is a list of examples for documentation that may serve as proof of tribal enrollment or ancestry:

1. Official Tribal identification -Example: copy of a Tribal Enrollment card, Treaty fishing card, or Bureau of Indian Affairs document.

2. Certificate of membership verification by the BIA, a tribal enrollment officer, or community official (in cases where a formal enrollment process does not exist).

3. Where the student is not a member, but a descendant: verification of member accompanied by birth certificates establishing heritage is acceptable.

4.) Recommendation form completed by a teacher or counselor

Ask your teacher or academic counselor to fill out the recommendation form. He or she may submit the form via email, mail, or fax. Detailed instructions for submission is on the last page of the recommendation form.

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Sample Student Schedule

Actual student schedules may vary.

7:30-8:30am:

Breakfast on Foggy Bottom

9:00am-12:00am: 

Class/Site Visit

12:00am-1:00pm: 

Lunch on Foggy Bottom

1:00pm-3:30pm: 

Class/Site Visit

3:30-6:00pm: 

Independent or Group Study Sessions/ College Prep Workshops

6:00-7:30pm: 

Dinner on Foggy Bottom

7:30-9:00pm: 

Residential Events and Activities/Free Time

Weekends: 

Program Activities and Off-campus Excursions