Collage of Hector Sanchez Barba speaking from a lectern and a student writing notes about Undocumented students with Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute seal in the middle.

Academic Programs

Gil and Jacki Cisneros’ vision to help students apply to and succeed in a college environment was to create a “home away from home,” where students feel they are welcomed and recognized as valued members of the GW community.



GW Cisneros Scholars Aaron Aksoz

Aaron Madrid Aksoz

Cisneros Scholar 

"There really is no one mold for a Cisneros Scholar; I believe that it is our dedication to academics and community service that distinguishes us from other students."