The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. We offer an all-inclusive six week program that provides housing, transportation, meals, and a $3000 stipend.

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader. In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework emphasizing the inspirational leadership model of George Washington. Students are also afforded the opportunity of meeting with and learning from current leaders of national prominence in the government, journalism, business and nonprofits sectors.

A highlight of the Leadership Fellows experience is learning how to take a personal passion and turn it into a blueprint for action in the form of a Capstone Project. Leadership Fellows spend some of their time working on their individual capstones while at Mount Vernon, culminating in a final presentation at the conclusion of the program.

Eligibility

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Currently enrolled college sophomore in good standing
  • Proven leadership ability and involvement
  • All majors welcome
  • Demonstrated interest in proposed capstone project
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Current U.S. Citizen

Application Process

Deadline

Late January 2019

To learn more about the program, visit this website: http://www.mountvernon.org/leadershipfellows/