In partnership with the Cisneros Institute, the university is committed to providing college scholarships to select students—named Cisneros Scholars—who enroll at GW and demonstrate a commitment to leadership and community service, with aspirations to give back to the Hispanic community. Students interested in being Cisneros Scholars should demonstrate such a commitment through the content of their applications for undergraduate admission to GW.
Beyond the scholarship award, Cisneros Scholars gain access to important connections and networking opportunities to Hispanic leaders and mentors that can be built upon beyond graduation. In addition, scholars are exposed to a supportive and engaged environment to encourage involvement in university life, community outreach, leadership activities, and successful outcomes in the classroom. We will also look to scholars for mentorship and counseling assistance for the Caminos al Futuro summer program for rising high school seniors. Priority for the Cisneros scholarships will be given to students who attended the summer program.
The university will name students Cisneros Scholars for the first time in the Fall of 2015 and will welcome the first class of first-time undergraduate students during the 2016-17 academic year. Beginning with the class of 2016-17, Cisneros Scholars will learn of their selection along with their admission to George Washington University