The INSPIRE Pre-College Summer Program is spearheaded by the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The INSPIRE Pre-College Program is a fully-funded opportunity open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian upcoming junior and senior high school students, including 2014 anticipated graduates. This program is for students who want to spend 3-weeks on the George Washington University (GW) campus to take one undergraduate course, learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government, and meet influential Native advocates.

The INSPIRE Summer Program scholarship covers the cost of room and board, airfare, all required textbooks, local travel, and one undergraduate course in “Native Politics and the American Political System.”

Applications materials include:

  • 350 word essay on why you are interested in the program and what you hope to learn (Indicate what type of career you want to pursue in public service or politics, and how do you currently serve your community, or how you want to serve your community in the future);
  • High school transcript;
  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment or Ancestry; and
  • One recommendation form completed by a teacher or counselor.

To learn more or apply online, visit:

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014