Apply to the Caminos al Futuro Program

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Application Opens November 15 | Program Dates: July 1-20, 2018

Caminos al Futuro is a fully-funded summer scholarship program that engages high-achieving juniors (rising seniors) from U.S. high schools in a residential academic leadership development program at the George Washington University. 

This program seeks to cultivate leadership potential and scholarship in rising seniors who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latinx communities. Caminos al Futuro scholars will get a chance to examine the political, economic and social transformations impacting Hispanic and Latinx communities nationwide by:

  • Conducting research, ­­­­­­content, and media analyses
  • Engaging in collaborative projects
  • Engaging with leaders who help Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States
  • Attending site visits and performing community service 

Program Highlights

  • Cross-Disciplinary Course 
  • College Success Series 
  • Experimental Leadership Programs 
  • Social and Recreational Opportunities

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  1. Leadership development and in-field activities with an intensive course focused on leadership across disciplines
  2. Connections and networking with GW faculty, students, leaders and policymakers and access to the intellectual, government and international resources of the nation’s capital
  3. Expanded opportunities for community-based involvement through service learning
  4. An understanding of the college experience, career options, and strategies necessary for success at selective universities
  5. Enhanced critical thinking, public speaking, persuasive writing, and advocacy skills
  6. Three undergraduate credits, paid course and program-related activities, room, board, roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C. and materials
  7. Priority consideration for a Cisneros scholarship if admitted to GW

Participants should plan accordingly for discretionary spending such as personal items, laundry, and access to university health services (approximate $25 per visit), if needed.


 Application Details

1. On the application, populate fields with the following information 

What type of program are you applying to? Non-Degree
School: Summer & Non-Degree Programs
Field of Study: Pre-College
Degree: Non-Degree
Concentration: Not Applicable
Term: Summer 2018

2. The application will lead you through all sections, which include:

Personal information and session/program selection
Educational information, including an academic transcript (please include fall term grades)
A 350-word statement of interest describing your interest in the program and how participation will assist you in achieving your college and career goals (scholarship students will be given different prompts related to their programs)
Recommendation from teacher or guidance counselor (you will need to enter their name, email, and organization/institution)

3. Your application will be reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
4. Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email informing you of the decision.

For questions about the application process, contact Summer & Non-Degree Programs.

For all other questions, contact