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Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Goes By: Mount Vernon
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A competitive five-and-a-half week summer leadership program that offers a small, select group of rising college juniors unparalleled opportunities in the nation’s capital and on the famous estate of America’s first president.

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a fully paid, five and a half week summer residential program for rising juniors who desire to make a difference. Rising third-year students from diverse academic disciplines are eligible to spend the summer near Washington, D.C. to immerse themselves in a leadership development program inspired by George Washington and today's foremost leaders. This select, small cohort will engage in dynamic leadership education curriculum, interact with nationally recognized corporate, government, and military leaders in the nation’s capital; and discover how to change the world through self-reflection, exciting experiential activities, and a community service-focused capstone project.

Award Value

Fully funded 5-week summer experience, including $600 per week stipend.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Sophomore

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded
Academic Areas:
Areas of Interest: Summer Opportunity, Public Service
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Mount Vernon Electronic Deadline
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Intent to Apply
Friday, November 15, 2019

Last updated: October 30, 2017

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