Student Opportunities: The Native American Political Leadership Program

by Nov 4, 2013COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments

Student Opportunities by Constance OwlImagine yourself living, working, and studying in our nation’s seat of power, Washington, DC, working side by side with a political professional while also attending classes for a semester at George Washington University. Now imagine doing that on a full scholarship and stipend! This amazing opportunity to learn and network is available to Native students interested in political development who have completed their undergraduate degrees but who have not yet enrolled in a graduate program.

The Native American Political Leadership Program is a semester long program featuring an internship which matches each participant’s particular area of interest, a supportive mentoring relationship with a working professional in the field, and provides two core university classes. Weekly networking events assist student in experiencing Washington, DC, and includes events coordinated by the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, and other key stakeholders on Capitol Hill.

The Native American Political Leadership Program scholarship covers tuition and fees for the two core classes, housing in a George Washington University dormitory, a stipend for books and living expenses, and one round-trip ticket to and from D.C. There is no application fee associated with the application and scholarships are awarded to students based on academic ability, leadership potential, and an interest in politics. Students from all tribes across Indian Country are welcome to apply.

If interested in this exceptional opportunity for “real world” experience you need to move quickly. Application deadline for the Spring 2014 Program (Jan. 13, 2014 – April 25, 2014) is Nov. 15. This is not a postmark deadline and all application materials must be received by this date. For more information, testimonials from previous participants, and application guidelines, students should visit the organizations website at