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Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

The Mount Vernon Leadership program is paused for 2024. This page is for reference only.  

 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
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

  • 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

  • Resume
  • 3 Essays
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcript
If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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