Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

Application Deadline: January 11, 2017

Open to: Sophomores
Award Type: Leadership
Area(s) of study: All fields
Award criteria: academic achievement; leadership
Award provides: six-week leadership development program, housing, transportation, meals, and a $3000 stipend. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current U.S. Citizen
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Proven leadership ability and involvement

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a six-week summer institute for rising college juniors to cultivate leadership skills. As a part of this program, students meet with national leaders, engage with other fellows, and collaborate with their assigned mentor on their individual capstone projects. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, leadership ability, and demonstrated interest in the proposed capstone project. For more information, visit

Application Components:

  • Resume
  • 3 Essays
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcript

Make an appointment with a National Scholarships and Fellowships Program advisor by visiting We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application.