Washington Program Deadline Extended to February 15, 2022
December 8, 2021— The application deadline for the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s Washington Program will be extended to February 15, 2022. Applications submitted by January 15 will be reviewed at that time. The official class will be named on March 1, but applicants may be notified of their acceptance as early as February 1. While we encourage students to submit their applications early, no student will be penalized for submitting their application prior to the final deadline on February 15.
As you identify and speak with students about this opportunity, we wanted to remind you of details about the program. The Institute recruits some of the nation’s best and brightest African American male college sophomores for an intensive two-summer program in Washington, D.C. This year, the Institute will run from June 5 to July 31. Scholars will live together on George Washington Universities’ campus, meet public and private sector leaders, take an accredited course on economic and constitutional principles, and participate in high-level internships in their field of interest. If internships are unpaid, the Institute will provide a* stipend of $3,000*for the 8-week term.
In addition to the two summers the scholars spend in Washington, they will become members of the Institute Alumni Association. Over the past 20 years, our alumni have attended top-tier graduate and professional schools, including nine at Harvard Law School and six at Yale Divinity School. Seven have received PhD’s and more are in the PhD pipeline. More than 200 young men have participated in the Institute and have gone on to careers in academia, business, law, medicine, ministry, and politics. The impact of the Institute is not measured by titles or accolades, but by the millions of people our alumni are serving and will serve in their careers.