Every year, approximately 10 students are chosen from the incoming class at GW to be Cisneros scholars based on academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership in the Latino community. Cisneros scholars take part in an innovative leadership development program throughout their entire undergraduate career that includes financial, academic and social support. Students interested in the program, should note it in their application to GW.
Cisneros scholars are part of a rich and immersive program that encourages university participation, community involvement and academic achievement. The Cisneros Institute supports Cisneros scholars beyond college to ensure paid internships and exposure to mentors and career coaches in the private and public sectors. Cisneros scholar cohorts are typically tight-knit groups who also participate as summer counselors and mentors for the Caminos al Futuro summer program for rising high school seniors. Caminos al Futuro alumni receive priority consideration to become Cisneros scholars if admitted to GW.
Cisneros scholars are informed of their selection when they are notified of their admission to GW.