George Washington University Seeking Native High School Students Interested Government, Politics and Public Service


Published January 30, 2016

WASHINGTON — George Washington University, in the nation’s capital, is seeking applications for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school juniors and seniors students who are interested in participating in its 2016 INSPIRE Pre-College Program.

The program to be held July 3 – 23, 2016 for Native high school students interested in government, politics, and/or public service!

INSPIRE Pre College ProgramThe INSPIRE Pre-College Program, operated by Native American Political Leadership Program and the GW Pre-College Program, is a full scholarship open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian rising high school juniors and rising high school seniors, including 2016 anticipated graduates, who want to spend 3-weeks on the George Washington University (GW) campus to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.

The program is a full-day experiential undergraduate course, Native Politics and the American Political System, taught by GW faculty. The course will offer opportunities for students to meet and interview influential advocates working on Native issues in Washington, D.C.

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program is made possible by a generous contribution from AT&T.

What does the INSPIRE scholarship cover?

– One course in Native Politics and the American Political System (3 undergraduate credit hours)
– Dorm room and a meal plan at GW
– Airfare to and from Washington, D.C. (one round-trip ticket)
– All required textbooks
– Required local travel related to the course

All application materials are due on March 1, 2016.

To learn more or apply online, visit Sent questions about the program or application to

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