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The INSPIRE Campaign encourages Natives professionals to inspire aspirations among #Nativeyouth. We are committed to a life of public service, education & mentorship.

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; 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.

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Sample Student Schedule

Actual student schedules may vary.


Breakfast on Foggy Bottom


Class/Site Visit


Lunch on Foggy Bottom


Class/Site Visit


Independent or Group Study Sessions/ College Prep Workshops


Dinner on Foggy Bottom


Residential Events and Activities/Free Time


Program Activities and Off-campus Excursions